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Lebanon Valley College Magazine • Summer 2010 

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in the Life 
of the Valley 


Volume 24 Number 2 

Edito la Staff 

Kelly Alsedek 

Jasmine Ammons Bucher '97 

Emily Gertenbach '1 1 

Meghan Gibson 

Dr. Tom Hanrahan, Editor 

Pat Huggins 

Christine Brandt Little 

Jeremy Long '06 

Natalie Hope McDonald '97 

Cindy Progin '04 

Katrina Wells 12 

Anita Williams, Class Notes 

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Jeff Zimmerman '13 
and Sarah Beatty '13 

13 A Week in the Life of the Valley 

From Funkhouser resident assistant and La Vie Collegienne editorial 
meetings on Monday, March 1 5, to LVCLive and a women s lacrosse 
game on Saturday, March 20, we invited photographers to campus 
to capture a week in the life of the Valley. Inside, peek into a week 
at the College and view many additional photos online at 


\ r alle) News & Notes 
25 Class News & Notes 
39 InMemoriam 

On the Cover: Brandine Williams '1 2, co-editor of the Quittapahilla 
Yearbook, studies with a friend in the Peace Garden. 

Inside Cover: Dusk on the academic quad — the Gazebo is a popular 
site for student music performances. The Mund College Center, in the 
background, will soon undergo its first major renovation since 1972. Plans 
are underway for a more than $1 2-million renovation that will improve 
dining facilities, provide additional meeting space for students, and 
combine many student services in one location. 

Editor's Notes: Correction: Trent Hollinger '01 resides in Canton, Mo., and not 
in Canton, Miss., as was written on page 32 of the Fall 2009 issue of The Valley. 

In addition to many photos showing campus life at LVC, several additional 
news and notes articles may be found online at 

SUMMER 2010 

Valley News & Notes 

National Guardsman 

Presents Combat Flag to LVC 


n gratitude for all the help he received from LVC 
during his deployment with the National Guard, SPC 
Michael S. Bixler '11 of Cleona presented a special flag 
to LVC President Stephen C. MacDonald in February. 

MacDonald, also a U.S. Army veteran, said he was honored 
to receive the flag, which had been carried on a Sept. 6, 2009, 
combat mission over Iraq. 

"This flag is a token of my appreciation," Bixler explained. 

Bixler came to LVC as a history major in 2005, but left 
the College after the spring 2008 semester to serve with 
the General Support Aviation Battalion. In January 2010, 
he came home after finishing a nine-month tour of duty 
at Tallil Air Base in Iraq with the 28th Combat Aviation 
Brigade of the Pennsylvania National Guard. He said his 
base was occasionally subjected to rocket fire. 

Bixler, a graduate of Lebanon High School, came to 
LVC on a Lebanon Valley Education Partnership (LVEP) 
scholarship. LVEP is run jointly by Lebanon Valley College 
and the Lebanon School District to encourage secondary 
school students with academic potential and the probable 
need for financial aid to pursue education after high school. 
Until he resumes his studies in the fall, Bixler will continue 
his work servicing Chinook helicopters at Fort Indiantown 
Gap. He hopes to become an army officer after he graduates 
from LVC. 

LVC Math Major Wins Prize at National Conference 

Curt Cenci '11 of Emmaus, a mathematical sciences major, won 
a monetary prize in January at the Mathematical Association of 
America Undergraduate Poster Session in San Francisco, Calif. 
Cenci received one of 32 prizes awarded out of 233 entries from 
across the U.S. His poster was based on research conducted 
under the direction of advisors Dr. David Lyons, associate 
professor of mathematical sciences, and Dr. Scott 
Walck, associate professor of physics, during 
summer 2009. For more information on student- 
faculty research in mathematics and physics at LVC, 

Quantum Information and 1-Dimensional 
Stabilizers in Multiparty States 

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LVC Students Served 
and Marched on Martin 
Luther King Jr. Day 

Three dozen LVC students honored the 

memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a Day of (Frontrow, L to n): Kristin Shoop '13, Alison Brandecker '12, Andrew 

Service on Jan. I R. * We did a tot of painting, getting the German '13, andUndsey Irvin (back) volunteered on Martin Luther 
house ready for a family to move in" said Caleb Brown King Jr. Day. 

'10 of Ephrata, a music and music business major, who was one ot more than 30 students who volunteered with Habitat 
lor Humanity of Lebanon County, Inc. 

Other students improved facilities in Ixbanon at the iVtairin Luther King Jl Family Life Center, the Lebanon County 
Christian Ministries, and Lebanon Family Health Sendees. Interpersonal programs took place at Renova Center in 
Lebanon and Kindred Place in Annvilie. Later that day, students and faculty welcomed community members to take part 
in a peaceful march on the Annvilie campus, led by LVCs Voices of Spirit Gospel Choir. 

New Summer Research Program 

The Chemistry Department will participate in Research First, a new program 
that will provide opportunities for incoming LVC freshmen to work with 
College faculty/student research teams during the summer before their 
freshman year of college. This 40-hour per week immersion experience in 
scientific research provides incoming students with opportunities to learn many 
new laboratory techniques. Participants also receive a stipend, as well as room 
and board. A select group of incoming freshmen have been chosen based on 
high school records and experience. 

LVC Students Present Research 
in Baltimore 

A group of 13 LVC students accompanied Dr. Tim Peelen, assistant professor 
of chemistry, and Dr. Wally Patton, associate professor of chemistry, to the 
12th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and 
Biological Sciences in Baltimore. The conference, a prestigious annual showcase 
for undergraduate research, is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. 
More than 40 colleges and universities participated with 192 student papers 
presented. LVC students earned three first-place awards and two second-place 
awards. Visit for more information. 

New International Studies 
Major/Minor Added 

Beginning next fall, LVC students will 
be able to major or minor in inter- 
national studies, an interdisciplinary 
program designed to give students a 
core of knowledge of an increasingly 
interdependent world. Students will 
explore international issues and affairs 
from political, sociological, cultural, 
historical, and economic perspectives 
and examine the complex interactions 
between the domestic and international 
affairs of nations. Students also will 
develop the skills necessary for careers 
in public service, the private sector, 
or academia, selecting from two tracks 
within the program: international 
affairs or comparative culture. Visit 
for more information. 

SUMMER 2010 

Valley News & Notes 

PA National Guard General and Colleges 
Against Cancer Honored on Founders Day 

Maj. Gen. Jessica L. Wright, adjutant general of the Pennsyl- 
vania National Guard, was honored Feb. 16 with LVCs 
Founders Day Award. By honoring her, the College recognized 
and thanked all 19,000 members of the PA National Guard 
and its 3,000 civilian employees. LVCs Founders Day Award 
recognizes individuals whose character and leadership, in 
the spirit of the founders of the College, contribute to the 
enhancement of life in Central Pennsylvania. 

Before presenting the Founders Day Award to Wright, 
President Stephen MacDonald said, "Please accept Lebanon 
Valley College s admiration and gratitude for your dedication 
and devotion to our country. May the men and women you 
command continue to serve on our behalf and always return 
home safely to their families, friends, and loved ones." 

At the same event in Miller Chapel, the student 
organization Colleges Against Cancer was awarded 
LVC s President s Award, which is given annually to a 
student group that contributes to the College mission 
and demonstrates vision, informed decision-making, and 
preparation for a life of service to others. 

President Stephen MacDonald 
with Maj. Gen. Jessica L. Wright 

In his remarks, MacDonald acknowledged that Colleges 
Against Cancer "raised a total of $46,000 in 2008, and in 
2009, they raised $52,000, all of which benefits the effort 
to find a cure for cancer." The activities of the 89 students 
of Colleges Against Cancer this past year included: a Breast 
Cancer Awareness Table in the Mund College Center and 
at various athletic events; participation in the Harrisburg- 
based fundraiser 'Strides Against Breast Cancer'; and all 
of the preparations necessary for the Relay for Life. "The 
relay involved more than 500 students from more than 30 
student organizations and raised over $45,000 in and of 
itself," said MacDonald. 

Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) received the 2010 President's Award 
during Founders Day in February. On behalf of the LVC chapter of 
CAC, (I. to r.) Gina DiCamillo '10, Sarah Bronstein '11, and Allison 
Hunt '10 received the award from President Stephen MacDonald. 

Help the Hearsey Actuarial Science Scholarship Reach its Goal 

An anonymous donor has stepped forward with a major challenge gift aimed at increasing the number of donors contributing 
to the Dr. Bryan Hearsey Actuarial Science Scholarship. For every $1 donated to the fund between now and Dec. 31, 2010, 
the donor will match that gift up to $10,000 total. To date, LVC has raised more than $40,000 toward the $100,000 goal, so please 
make your gift today and encourage your classmates and friends to join you. To see the current totals, a list of donors, or to 
donate to the Hearsey Scholarship, please visit 

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Undergraduate Research Conference 

Held at LVC 

AH Undergraduate Research Conference aimed 
at highlighting and promoting college students' 
research in the social sciences and humanities, 
was held at LVC on Feb. 20. More than 60 
faculty and students presented their work in response to the 
conference theme, "Social Challenges for the 21st Century." 
In addition to LVC, presenters came from Shippensburg 
University, and Dickinson, York, Albright, and Juniata 

"A tradition of undergraduate research has been well 
established in the natural sciences," explained Dr. Christopher 
Dolan, assistant professor of history and political science. 
"We re involved in a nationwide effort to encourage more 
collaboration in the social sciences and humanities." 

Dr. Diane Johnson, assistant professor of political 
science; Dr. John Hinshaw, chair and associate professor of 
history and director of the American Studies Program; and 
Dr. Michael Kitchens, assistant professor of psychology, 
also direct the undergraduate research program and helped 
organize the student conference. 

The conference was funded by Lebanon Valley College s 
Pleet Initiative, which supports research in the humanities 
and social sciences. The Pleet Initiative for Student/Faculty 
Research Across the Curriculum is possible through a 
generous gift from David and Lynn Pleet of Lebanon. Six 
projects involving more than 35 students and 1 1 faculty 
members are currently funded under the Pleet Initiative. 

The Pleet Initiative has enabled LVC students to present at 
two additional national conferences this year. This January, 
Dr. Johnson attended the Southern Political Science 
Association meeting in Atlanta, Ga. Dwight Decker '09, a 
political science major, and Eli Galan '09, a political science 
and physics double major, presented their collaborative 
research. Gabriel Lincoln-DeCusatis '12, a political 
science major, presented his findings at a student research 
conference at SUNY-Oneonta, N.Y., in March and took 
away the best paper award, for which he received a small 
monetary prize. Visit for more 

Guillermo Munoz '10 Chosen for Prestigious 
Master Class in Conducting ..& 

Music major Guillermo Munoz '10 of Harrisburg was one of 
only three student conductors in the eastern United States 
chosen for an American Choral Directors Association master 
class in February. The selection committee chose Munoz based 
on his impressive application/' which included a rehearsal 
video, written statement, and letter of recommendation from Dr. 
Mark Mecham, LVC's D. Clark and Edna Carmean Distinguished 
Professor of Music and director of the College's auditioned 
Concert Choir, of which Munoz served as president. Munoz, a 
native of Chile, was also a member of LVC's select Chamber 
Choir and LVC's Guitar Quartet and is a trained classical guitarist. 

SUMMER 2010 

Valley News & Notes 

Native Nations Banquet Celebrates Spring 

A Unique Opportunity to learn about Native 
Americans through music, storytelling, dance, and food 
was held at the College on March 14. The Native Nations 
Dance Theater of Philadelphia demonstrated authentic 
dances and played traditional instruments. The "Dance 
of Green Corn" highlighted how many tribes — including 
the Seminole in Florida and the Eastern Woodland tribal 

u It is important to expose students and the 
community to the diversity of cultures that 
they are likely to experience in the world/ 5 

nations — celebrated the spring harvest. Diners were invited 
to participate in "the smoke dance" and "the round dance." 

"There's something about sharing good food, music, and 
entertainment that breaks down barriers," said the Rev. Dr. 
Paul Fullmer, College chaplain and organizer of the event. 
"We come to appreciate a variety of cultures in a very special 
way at the banquets and have a great time doing so." Each 
semester, the College offers banquets focusing on diverse 
religious and cultural experiences. 

"It is important to expose students and the community 
to the diversity of cultures that they are likely to experience 
in the world," said James Felton, LVC s director of 
multicultural affairs. "The banquet provides an excellent 
opportunity to learn about the legacy and contributions of 
Native Americans in the United States." 

The Native Nations Dance Theater has presented 
authentic American Indian themes to more than 500 schools 
and colleges in the United States, Canada, and England. Its 
members have been featured in the films Who We Are and in 
Tecumseh: We Shall Remain on PBS. 

National Science Foundation Awards Grant to Mathematical Physics Research Group 

Dr. David Lyons, associate professor of mathematical sciences, and Dr. Scott Walck, associate professor of physics, 
were recently awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for their project, ''Entanglement Classification via 
Stabilizers and Subsystem States/' The NSF awarded $83,889 to the College for the 2009-2010 academic year, with similar 
amounts expected for the next two years. The grant supports ongoing faculty-student research in quantum entanglement 
and quantum information theory. Lyons and Walck, in collaboration with student researchers, have published several 
papers and given numerous presentations on their research. For more information, visit 

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Fifth Annual Student-Run Music Industry Conference 

The students in the music business and 
recording programs hosted the annual 
Fall Music Industry Conference (LVC- 
MIC). The students drew professionals 
from around the country, including 
a member of the band Live, a music 
publisher from Colorado, a drummer 
who played for Michael Jackson, as 
well as LVC graduates of the program. 
Among the presenters was Morgan 

Stambaugh '08, recording engineer 
for Anderson Audio, a premier 
audio company founded by Chris 
Anderson '95, that has provided the 
sound system and crew for the PBS 
specials In Performance at the White 
House, Kennedy Center Honors, and An 
American Celebration at Fords Theater. 
Also presenting was Mat Edgcomb '01, 
recording engineer at Whitaker 

Center, who was recently featured 
in Mix magazine and manages all 
sound, stage, and lighting for shows 
ranging from major music concerts 
to Broadway shows. LVC-MIC VI, 
set for Nov. 20, 2010, is currently 
being planned with panelists including 
Grammy-nominated producer David 
Ivory scheduled to participate. 

LVC Earns First Berth in 
NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament 

jketball team made its Brst-evcj app rnament rhis 

March, ultimately losing to Medaille College. The ream, which has no seniors on the roster, finished the regular season 

Commonwealth Conference champions and ked 1 9th in the nation. Andrea Hoover '11 (sixth from lert) 

was named LVCs first-ever conference Plavcf of the Year for women's basketball* and Head Coach Todd Goclowski 

pictured) was named Commonwealth Coach of the Year Suzie Noyes '11 nd from left) was named to the All 

Common wealth Conference First Team. 

SUMMER 2010 

Valley News & Notes 

Third Annual Pink Zone 
Game Sets Attendance Record 

For One night Onlv, the LVC women's basketball 
team changed its colors to pink, blue, and white when an 
all-time record 1,545 fans packed the LVC Gymnasium Feb. 
16 for the third annual PinkZone game, a benefit developed 
by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association in 2007 for 
breast cancer awareness. 

"When I arrived at LVC, I was hoping to build our 
basketball program with a strong sense of community 
service," said Head Coach Todd GodowtkL "The NCAA's 
Pink Zone initiative really opened the door for us to create 
the game here on campus and involve all aspects of our 
community in the endeavor." 

Murphy *12 

Sarah Brotistein '10, a member of LVC s own Colleges 
Against Cancer, added, "It s a great event for everyone to 
get involved. The money raised will go to a great cause — 
helping to support research to find a cure in the future." 

Music Professor Releases New CD 


Best Again 

The Princeton Review 

For the seventh 
consecutive year, 

LVC was named one of the best 
colleges and universities in the 
Northeast by The Princeton 
Review. LVC is one of 218 
institutions profited in the 
"Best in the Northeast" section 
of The Best Northeastern 
Colleges: 2010 Edition 
(Random House/Princeton 
Review Books}. 


Athletic Hall of Champions Opens 

After a winter of construction, LVCs Hall of Champions 
opened in the Arnold Sports Center. The former "Big 
Blue Wall" located outside the gym entrance has been 
transformed into a series of large, glass trophy cases, along 
with an historical mural and a ribbon listing LVC s All- 
Americans. The display cases make it possible for hundreds 
of trophies and other memorabilia to be publicly displayed 
for the first time. Fans can view the game balls from the 
Colleges "first" baseball no-hitter and the 1994 NCAA 

Mens Basketball National Championship trophy, among 
other classic items. 

A flat-panel screen also has been installed in the front 
hallway, listing the latest LVC news and events, as well as 
additional signage and banners. The Hall of Champions 
complements the Heilman Center hallway, which has 
already seen the addition of LVCs team championship 
banners, as well as framed, retired jerseys. 

National Science Foundation Awards Grant to Chemistry 

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a three-year grant worth $144,000 to Dr. Timothy Peelen, assistant professor of 
chemistry, to enable his research group to study new methods for the synthesis of unnatural, Fmoc-protected amino acids.The 
grant, awarded as part of the NSF's Research in Undergraduate Institutions Program, will provide summer research salaries for 
LVC chemistry students, as well as fund new equipment and monies for student and faculty travel to scientific meetings where 
they will present their findings. 

SUMMER 2010 

Valley News & Notes 

Dr. Ford Publishes The Offer: 
Stan Pickering Meets the World 

LjT. Art .TOrd 59* professor emeritus of English, has published his 
second novel. The Offer: Stan Pickering Meets the World (Booksurge Publishing, 
2009) tells the story of a middle-aged English professor at a small liberal arts 
college in Ohio who accepts his dissertation advisor s request to scatter his ashes 
in meaningful locations around the world. Stan travels to England, Greece, Syria, 
Malaysia, China, and Russia, depositing his advisor s ashes in locations suitable 
for his departed colleague. 

The novel is partly autobiographical, describing locations that Ford visited 
during a sabbatical in Cambridge, England; during Fulbright appointments 
in Damascus, Syria, and Nanjing, China; and as LVC s dean of international 

The Offer, as well as Ford s previous novel, Shunned, and his non-fiction book, 
Cinderella and the Seven Dwarfs: The Lebanon Valley College 1952-53 Basketball 
Teams Improbable Run to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen, can be purchased at the LVC 
College Store ( and on 

Dietrich Named to Newton and 
Adelaide Burgner Professorship in instrumental Music 

Dr. Johannes Dietrich, director of the lvc 

Symphony Orchestra, was named to the Newton and Adelaide 
Burgner Endowed Professorship in Instrumental Music. LVC 
President Stephen Mac Donald made the announcement before 
a concert featuring the acclaimed Cypress String Quartet from 
San Francisco. The professorship was made possible through the 
generosity of the late Adelaide Sanders Burgner *43> who established 
the fund through a bequest in her will. 

It was fitting that Dietrich (far left) was honored during the 
Cypress String Quartet concert — the quartet s performances and 
half-week residencies at LVC during the last three years were made 
possible by Adelaide and her late husband, Newton Burgner '32, 
as part of The Newton and Adelaide Burgner Endowed Fund for 
Chamber Music. Adelaide Burgner also created The Newton and 
Adelaide Burgner Musical Instrument Endowment Fund "to provide 
a permanent fund for the acquisition of new musical instruments 
and ongoing repairs of musical instruments. " She was the first female 
musician in its history to be admitted into the Reading Symphony 
Orchestra. She persuaded its conductor to hire her in 1932. 



Third Annual 

Social Justice Institute Held 

The annual Social Justice Institute, held on LVC s 
campus each January, has grown from 14 students in the 
inaugural year to more than 30 students in 2010. The 
institute, co-sponsored by the LVC Office of Multicultural 
Affairs and the Office of Student Activities, enables students 
and staff to learn more about how oppression impacts true 
equality in our society. The three-day diversity leadership 
experience included a trip to New York City to visit human 
and social service agencies, and to explore various neighbor- 
hoods and urban life. 

Students participated in training sessions on issues of social 

justice and examined social identity groups based on race, 
gender, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. The 
institute provides strong leadership credentials for resume 
enhancement, and participants are eligible to join the Pallas 
Society, a campus-based social justice honor society. 

The success of the institute is being recognized nationally. 
James Felton, LVCs director of multicultural affairs, was 
accepted to co-present with two former LVC colleagues 
at the National American College Personnel Association 
Conference in Boston in March. They presented their work 
with the Social Justice Institute and the Pallas Society. 


Members of the Social Justice Institute recently gathered for a group photo on the lawn ofKreiderheim. (front row, L to n): Niaomi Lugo '11, 
Jordan Senkbeil '13, Ashley Conzelmann '11, Andrew Texter '12, Sara Piasecki '10, Kristin Donohue '12, Jimmy Kroll '11, Violet Witter '12, 
and NoeUe Barrett '11; (back row, L to r.): Sean Weal '13, Marcus Cushnie '11, RonnyAcosta '11, Lamont Gayden '13, Omar Sandoval '12, 
Robert Ian Miller '12, Amanda Slusaw '12, Garrett Palowitch '12, Anh Tran '11, Devin Couser '12, LisaAdamu '12, Munyaradzi Jakazi 
'10, Luisa Perez '12, Eric Jacobs '12, AdamAbruzzo '12, Sherae Jones '11, Antonio Coach '12, James Felton (director of multicultural affairs), 
Samantha Gatewood '12, Brian Farkas '12, Kaitlin Miller '11, Christa Levko '12, and Andrea Ferguson, a graduate intern in the office of LVC 
Chaplain Paul Fullmer. 

SUMMER 2010 


Valley News & Notes 

Getting to Know Psi Chi: 
The National Honor Society in Psychology 

LV V^> StUQCritS can join and become involved in a 
variety of campus organizations, both social and academic. 
One of the most active organizations at LVC, Psi Chi is a 
national organization that has been around for more than 
80 years. 

The purpose of Psi Chi is to advance the science of psy- 
chology and to encourage, stimulate, and maintain schol- 
arship of individual members in all fields, particularly in 
psychology. Since its development in 1929, more than 300 
chapters have been established in colleges and universities of 
recognized and accredited standing throughout the United 
States. Most of Psi Chi's active members are students. About 
half of these are undergraduates majoring or minoring in 
psychology, and half are psychology graduate students and 
faculty members. All inductees demonstrate scholastic excel- 
lence in the field of psychology. Students who are psychol- 
ogy and psychobiology majors and/or minors who have 
completed nine semester hours of psychology courses, have 
achieved a grade-point average of 3.2 in psychology and 
3.2 overall, and are ranked in the top 35 percent of their 
graduating class are eligible for nomination to Psi Chi. Its 

members sponsor a variety of programs designed to augment 
and enhance the regular curriculum. One such endeavor is 
the Psi Chi Speaker Series, where academic and professional 
psychologists are invited to LVC to speak to students about 
their work. Psi Chi also engages in various service-oriented 
programs (such as spending time with local nursing-home 
residents), attend the annual conference of the Eastern 
Psychological Association each spring (where students pres- 
ent their own research and learn about cutting-edge work in 
all areas of psychology), and hold biweekly organizational 
meetings. The group also takes part in various social activities, 
including the Psychology Department s Holiday Party (at the 
end of the fall semester) and End-Of-The-Year Barbecue (at 
the conclusion of each spring semester), as well as the Col- 
leges Spring Arts Festival. LVCs chapter of Psi Chi is run by 
several student officers (elected to their positions each spring), 
and is advised by Dr. Michelle Niculescu, assistant professor 
of psychology. Prospective members may contact any of these 
individuals for additional information about the organization, 
or see the Psi Chi bulletin board in the department. 

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LVC Students Gain Early 

Recognition on Road to Success 

10 CClcbr<ltC the success of the newest members of the LVC community, 212 
emerging student leaders were honored during a campus reception. The first-year 
students were nominated by faculty and other LVC employees prior to the event. 

"Our goal is to recognize and celebrate these emerging leaders of the LVC 
community and foster their continued development," explained Mike Green, vice 
president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty. The celebration marked the first 
time the awards were given to students. 

Greg Krikorian, vice president for student affairs, explained, "We are looking for 
students who have stood out in the classroom, in their work with classmates, as student 
leaders, in on-campus employment, and on the athletic and performance fields." 


Caitlin Harman '13, an early childhood and special education double major from East Berlin, was 
recognized as an emerging student leader in February. 



in the Life 
of the Valley 

A hough much may have changed physically over the years on 
the LVC campus, you may be surprised to sec how similar the 
experience of current students is to those of past LVC under- 
graduates. Todays students still write for La Vie, act with Wig 
& Buckle, serve as resident assistants in Funkhouser, and 

interact personally with members of the faculry. Here is a snap- 
shoe of a week in the life of the Valley from March, 2010. 

Many more photos can be viewed by visit' 1 

You will also find additional campus news and notes there. 


Erik Furman '12, a music recording technology 
major, plays classic rock during his Extremely Col- 
lege Radio Show, which airs weekly on WLVC. 

Abby Irwin '12, presents a proposal to Student Gov- 
ernment as part of the process Jbr obtaining club 
status for Active Minds. Irwin, secretary for Active 
Minds, is a music and psychology double major 
from Spring Grove. 




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Stuart Jeffcoat '10, an English major from Ephrata, Blair Hanson '12 (left) ijm/A /. Hall '11 speak with alumni during the Colleges an- 

works out in the Colleges state-of-the-art weight nual Phonathon. Through the Phonathon program, student callers have been reaching 

room in the Heilman Center. out to alumni and friends for the past 25 years. 

Features Editor Myssa Bender '10 listens intently to a discussion about the upcoming issue o/Xa Vie Collegienne in Mund Emily Gertenbach '11 
(far right) and Tony Gorick '11 (back) also write for the student newspaper. 

SUMMER 2010 15 


Jacob Rhody *12 shags a fly ball at first base during 
warm-up before baseballs win over Kings College at 

Dr. Chris Dolan, assistant professor of political science and 
director of the Colleges newest academic program, inter- 
national studies, enjoys his lunch break with his two-year 
old daughter, Abigail, and his wife, Holly Gonyea Dolan 
(right). The couple also has a five-year old son, Braiden. 


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March 16 

Catcher Caitlin Keller '12 warms up before LVC's doubleheader sweep of Juniata College* Keller is a 
chemistry major from blip, N. Y. 

Dr. Katie Oriel, assistant professor of physical 
therapy, observes students from her Health Promo- 
tion for Self& Society course as they implement an 
aquatic fitness program for children of all abilities 
in the community. The program provides an oppor- 
tunity for children with disabilities to participate in 
fitness activities with their peers. 

Lou Sorrentino '54, head mens golf coach and for- 
mer LVC athletic director, stops on campus after 
working out at the Heilman Center. 

Dr. Stacy Goodman, professor of biology (left), dis- 
cusses the physiology of muscle twitch with Melissa 
Nogiewich '10 during a class in the Neidig-Garber 
Science Center. Nogiewich is a health science ma- 
jor from Pine Beach, N.J. 

SUMMER 2010 17 


Amy Nordall '12, an English major from Leba- 
non, takes advantage of the campus-wide wire- 
less internet access to research a paper outside of 
North College Hall 

James Felton, director of multicultural affairs, 
launches the inaugural dinner celebrating Wom- 
en's History Month. Inspired by Judy Chicago's 
The Dinner Party, LVC's Office of Multicultural 
Affairs invites students, faculty, and guests to pay 
tribute to women in history by creating their own 
"place settings" celebrating their favorite women 
throughout history. 


The valley 

March 17 

Stuart Malina (far right), music director of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra 
and LVC Lazin Resident, teaches as a guest conductor in Professor Hannes Diet- 
rich's Principles of Conducting class. Lazin Residents participate in class discus- 
sion or help teach classes during three days on campus each March. 

Dr. Stephen MacDonald, LVC president (right), speaks with Stu- 
art Malina during a Lazin Series reception at Kreiderheim. 

Michael Ardoline '10 (right), a physics and philosophy double major from Enola, discusses his in 
professor of philosophy. Ardoline researches philosopher and politician Gianni Vattimo. 

t study project with Dr. Bob ValgentU assistant 

SUMMER 2010 19 


Rob Hosier * 13 prepares his monoprint plate for the press during 
Nancy Williams* Printmaking class in the Gladys M. Fencil Build- 
ing. Hosier is a computer science and art and art history double 
major from Harrisburg. 

Art and art history major Erica Trapasso '10 serves as a gallery attendant in the 
Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery. Trapasso is interning at the Princeton Univer- 
sity Art Museum this summer. 

Professor Linda Summers, assistant professor of education and director of field experiences, explains a project to Michelle Cowdell '11, an elementary edu- 
cation major from Manahawkin, N.J. Cowdell s sister, Danielle '09, is the head cheerleading coach at LVC. 



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Amanda Foote '12 (above, left), a music recording technology and physics double major from 
Tompkinsville, Ky., and Christa Levko '12, a music recording technology major from Hicks- 
ville, N. Y., work on a recording console during Dr. Barry Hills Recording Engineering class. 

Public Safety Officer Sean Frawley, a former eight- 
year member of the United States Capitol Police 
force, is well known to students due to his regular 
bike rides through campus. 

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Members ofLVC's chapter of Relay for Life prepare 
to launch 200 biodegradable balloons to raise 
money for the American Cancer Society. The bal- 
loons were personalized with names and messages 
for loved ones affected by cancer. 


SUMMER 2010 


Dramaturge Dr. Kevin Pry '76 (above, center), associate professor of English and advisor to Wig & 
Buckle, critiques students* work on a scene during his Advanced Acting class in the Leedy Theater. 



Jeff Anderson '09 returned incognito to his alma mater to 
cheer on his former teammates during the annual LVC Invi- 
tational track and field meet at Arnold Field. 

Nick Boaz '10 (left), an ACS (American Chemical Society) 
chemistry major from Duncannon, conducts research in the 
organic chemistry lab in the Neidig-Garber Science Center. 
Boaz will be pursuing graduate studies in organic chemistry 
at Princeton University in the fall 




Jeremy Neese '12, a chemistry major from Morgantown, previews 
the LVC campus virtual tour in Hammond Hall with Kelly Zim- 
merman '12, a mathematics and English double major from Pine 
Grove. Sarah Beatty '13, a biology major from MohrsviUe, looks on. 

(left to right): Derek Cool, an English major from Fairfield; Katelyn Leibman '10, 
a music and French double major from Sinking Spring and Caleb Brown '10, a 
music business and music double major from Ephrata, sample French marmalade 
during International Culture Day in the Arnold Sports Center. 

Rick Voight, adjunct instructor in English (center), applies 'facial hair" to Ashley Conzelmann '11 duringa Stage Makeup for the Actor class, held back- 
stage in Leedy Theater, (left to right): Classmates Aleka Liazis '11, Arlene Reiter '11, Bryan Phanthavong '10, andAlyssa Kreider '10 await their turn. 

SUMMER 2010 



March 20 

Hundreds of accepted students and their families visited campus on a perfect March day for Live. . . Up Close, a special program hosted by the Admission Of- 
fice exclusively for accepted students and held in the LVC Gymnasium. 

Lacrosse players (left to right) fennifer Strack '13, Brittany Kreider '12, 
Jackie Hoover *13, andKristen Rooney '13 prepare for their 18-14 win 
over Kings College. 

Dr. Stephen MacDonald, LVC president (far left), speaks with an accepted 
student and his family during Live. . . Up Close. 


NOTE: All locations are in Pennsylvania unless otherwise noted. 

Editor's Note: Due to a major database 
conversion during the summer of 2009, 
many submitted Class Notes could not be 
included in the Fall 2009 Valley. They are 
included here in an expanded Class Notes. I 
thank all alumni far their patience and hope 
that you continue to share your great news 
with fellow alumni. 


Teresa M. Scianna-Gonder '94 and her 

husband, Matthew, welcomed a daughter, 
Francesca Maria, into their family on Feb. 
3, 2009. 

Susan Cohen Thorpe '94 and her husband, 
Dean Krom, welcomed a daughter, Brooke 
Georgette, into their family on May 2, 
2009. She joins big brother Jake, 4. 

Sandy Bambrick Holt '96 and her 

husband, Bill, welcomed a son, William 
James, into their family on Nov. 9, 2009. 

Beth Schlundt Tinsley '96 and her 

husband, Mark, welcomed a son, Jack 
Avery, into their family on Feb. 12, 2009. 
Jack joins a brother, Luke, and sister, 
Megan, who are home schooled by Beth. 

Ana Prewitt-Rodriguez Farr '97 and her 

husband, John, welcomed a daughter, 
Cadence Analise, into their family on 
March 14, 2009. She joins big brother 
Sebastian, 7. 

Elizabeth Masessa Carmona '98 and her 
husband, Willy Carmona '98, welcomed 
a son, Zion Manuel, into their family on 
Aug. 12, 2009. He joins sister Autumn 
Elizabeth, 4, and brother Xander Luis 
Antonio, 2. Elizabeth teaches music in the 
Randolph Township schools in Randolph, 
N.J. Willy teaches music in the Dover 
Public School, Dover, N.J. 

Stephanie Gipe Hoke '98 and her 

husband, Jonathan, welcomed twins, 
Grant Joseph and Grace Ann, into their 
family on June 5, 2009. 

Aaron F. Strenkoski '98 and his wife, 
Alicia, welcomed a son, Bryce Patrick, into 
their family on Aug. 25, 2009. 

Michelle Kercher Hawley '99 and her 

husband, Matthew, welcomed a son, 
Jhayce Theodore, into their family on Jan. 

6, 2008. 

Melissa Brecht Mullen '99 and her 

husband, Mark, welcomed a son, Luke 
Matthew, into their family on June 27, 
2009. Melissa is a labor relations supervisor 
for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's 
Department of Transportation. 

Stephen Andrew Raab '99 and his wife, 
Trinda, welcomed a daughter, Nahla 
Eveliese, into their family on May 28, 
2009. She joins older sister, Ursula 
Analiese, 3. 

Stephanie Reed Burkholder '00 and her 

husband, Ken, welcomed a son, Jacob 
Michael, into their family on April 12, 

Kristina Windish Gottshall '00 and her 

husband, David, welcomed a daughter, 
Abigail Lien, into their family on March 

7, 2009. 

Heather Gateau McEndree '00 and 
her husband, Brandon McEndree '02, 

welcomed a son, Ian Gerard, into their 
family on May 8, 2009. 

Joya Tobias Morrissey '00 and her 

husband, Thomas, welcomed a son, 
Thomas III, into their family on Jan. 16, 
2009. Joya is the owner of Willow Springs 
Estates in Richland. 

Brock Kerchner '01 (above) his wife, Kim, 
and son, Kyle, welcomed a daughter, 
Gabriella Alexsis, into their family on 
June 19, 2009. Brock works full time for 
Clear Channel Radio in sales and on-air 
reporting for the Hershey Bears Hockey 

Lynne Tenley Shapiro '01 and her 
husband, David Shapiro '99, welcomed 
a daughter, Emma Lynne, into their 
family on Feb. 13. Dave is the director of 
technical services at LVC. 

Michelle Walmsley Vigneux '01 and 

her husband, Michael, welcomed a son, 
Landon David, into their family on Aug. 
3, 2009. 

Andrea Howard Dormer '02 and her 
husband, John M. Dormer IV '02, 

welcomed a daughter, Anna Elizabeth, 
into their family on Nov. 14, 2009. John 
received his masters degree in science 
education in August 2009 from Walden 
University. Andrea was named employee 
of the quarter by the West Shore School 
District for excellence in teaching. 

Jessica Wieand Kiel '02 and her husband, 
Timothy, welcomed a daughter, Kira 
Marie, into their family on Sept. 16, 2009. 

SUMMER 2010 


Class News & Notes 

Erica Gosart Moser '02 and her husband, 
Drew, welcomed a daughter, Kasey Alexis, 
into their family on June 13, 2009. She 
joins big sister Kaidyn, 3. Erica is a high 
school guidance counselor at Agora Cyber 
Charter School in Devon. 

Mary Hoagland Nason '02 and her 

husband, Jeff, welcomed a son, Judah 
David, into their family on Nov. 9, 2009. 
He joins older siblings Caleb and Leah. 

Jennifer Newcomer Stahlnecker '02 and 

her husband, Brent, welcomed a daughter, 
Megan Nicole, into their family on Oct. 
17, 2009. 

Robin Ahearn Brosius '03 and her 
husband, Frederick Brosius Jr. '01, 

welcomed a daughter, Luna Claire, into 
their family on July 18, 2009. Both 
parents are classroom music teachers in the 
Anchorage (Alaska) School District. 

Emma Kline (above), daughter of Jenna 
Micozzi Kline '03 and Jeffrey Scott Kline 
'04, will celebrate her second birthday on 
June 14. 

Jacklyn "Jacki" Ebert Kratz '03 and her 
husband, Eric R. Kratz '04, welcomed a 
daughter, Lily Abigail, into their family 
on Dec. 14, 2008. Proud maternal 
grandparents are Tamlyn Herr Ebert 79 
and Thomas C. Ebert 78. 

Melissa Youse MacCormack '03 and 
her husband, Doug MacCormack '04, 

welcomed a son, Colin Douglas, into 

their family on Feb. 4. Doug is a financial 
advisor and vice president of Fulton 
Financial Advisors. Melissa enjoys being a 
stay-at-home mother. 

Jessica Leffler Schock '03 and her 

husband, David, welcomed a daughter, 
Abigail Marie, into their family on Nov. 
6, 2009. Jessica is a human resources 
specialist with the Department of the Navy 
in Mechanicsburg. 

Kristin Conicelli Sweigard '03 and her 
husband, Josh Sweigard '05 f welcomed 
a daughter, Ava Anna, into their family 
on Dec. 24, 2009. Ava joins big brother 
Brodie, who turns 2 on Aug. 15. 

Laura Poff Lenker '04 and her husband, 
Capt. Ronald Lenker '03, welcomed a son, 
Cole Ronald, into their family on June 6, 

Jessica Lynn Kender '08 welcomed a 
daughter, Mya Alexandra, into her family 
on May 18, 2009. 


Michael Fink, assistant professor of 
physical therapy at LVC, and his wife, 
Heather, welcomed a son, Andrew 
Michael, into their family on March 5. 
Andrew joins older sister Samantha, 2. 

Nate Tulli, PC support specialist at LVC, 
and his wife, Jess, welcomed a daughter, 
Samantha Marie, into their family on Nov. 
28, 2009. 

Scott Walck, associate professor of physics 
at LVC, and his wife, Peggy Bright, 
welcomed a daughter, Jodi Lynn, into their 
family on Dec. 16, 2009. Jodi joins older 
brothers Carl, 9, and Dan, 2. 


Denise M. Snyder '93 (above, right), and 
Mark F. Rajchel were married Aug. 14, 
2009, in Lebanon. Wedding photos were 
taken at LVC s Peace Garden. 

Melvin "Mel" Hellem Jr. '95 and Heather 
Ross were married Oct. 10, 2009, in Troy, 

Mark E Rajchel and Denise M. Snyder '93 

Mich. David Gartner '94, William Saltzer 
'95, Christopher Haak '97, and Matthew 
Grzywacz '99 were in the wedding party. 

Tara L Koslosky '95 and Patrick J. 
Hughes were married July 11, 2009, in 
Gaithersburg, Md. Heather Merz '96 
and Ian Bonner '91 attended. Tara is a 
customer support trainer for Hughes 
Network Systems in Germantown, Md. 

Keith Alan Phoebus '00 and 
Angelia Lynn Estepp 

Keith Alan Phoebus '00 (above) and 
Angelia Lynn Estepp were married Sept. 
8, 2009, on the island of Antigua. Jason 
Vogtman '00, Dan Pfeil '00, and Ross 
Young '99 were groomsmen. 


The valley 

Amanda Lynn Snoke, Esq., '00 (above) 
and Matthew Dubbs were married June 
13, 2009, in York. Jane Smyser '02 was 
a bridesmaid, Carson Snelbaker was ring 
bearer, and Kylie Snelbaker was the flower 
girl. Carson and Kylie are the children of 
Jim Snelbaker '97 r who was in attendance. 

Dr. Jennifer Lynne Scheldt '01 and 
Frank Zernhelt '00 were married May 15, 
2009, in Philadelphia. It was the 10-year 
anniversary of their meeting at LVC. 

Pamela R. Gaguski '03 (above) and 
Gregory C. Baechler were married May 8, 
2009, in West Long Branch, N.J. Jennifer 
Merriman '04 attended. Pam is the assistant 
branch manager at Kearny Federal Savings 
Bank in Toms River, N.J. 

Lauren Michelle Hindley '03 and Daniel 
Patrick Swift '03 were married Aug. 7, 
2009, in Media. Kristi Riley-Piatt '03 was 
matron of honor and Ann Foose Tavel '03 

was a bridesmaid. 

(front row, 1. to r.): Sarah O'Connell Kline '04,]udie Leidy Hudacs '04, Angie Warriner '04, 
Lauren Gabler Freeland '04, Jamie Cronin Bainbridge '04, andBecca Grudzina '04; (back row, 
1. to r.): Maria Perozzi '04, Amy Wagner Mintz '04, Alison Uzdella '04, Katie deProphetis '04, 
Andrea Brown '04, andMarisa Stoner '04 

Amy Diane Liebel '03 and Russell L Cody 

'02 were married April 23, 2009, in St. 
John, U.S. Virgin Islands. 

Lauren Dianne Gabler '04 (above) and 
Jeremy M. Freeland were married Oct. 3, 

Amanda Diane Bahn '05 (above) and 
Shawn Myers were married July 11, 2009, 
in Lancaster. Sherri Pursel '04, Rebecca 
Runkle '05, Jolee Warrenfeltz '05, 
Lindsey Noll Fouch '05, Stephan Boyer 
'09, Lexi Horstman '06, Katie Ferree 
Gingerich '06, and Natalie Goodfellow 
'07 attended. While honeymooning 
in Oregon, they visited The Flying 
Dutchman Winery. 

Ashley Deanne Kreider '05 (right) and 
Travis Pile were married Aug. 9, 2008, in 
Cranberry Township. Father of the bride 
is Dr. Randy Kreider '80. Kyla Snyder 
'05, Julianne Maurer Merring '04, 
Rebecca Remaley '05, Laura Burdette 
'05, Amber Nolan Hadley '05, Rick Hadley 
'06, Kimberly Citrone'05, and Joliene 
B lain '06 attended. Ashley is an English 
teacher at Seneca Valley Middle School in 
Harmony. She received her master s degree 
in journalism and mass communication in 
December 2007 from Point Park University. 

Amber Rose Nolan '05 and Richard 
Jonathan Hadley '06 were married July 
11, 2009, in Warminster. Kimberly 
Citrone Duff '05 was maid of honor, Mark 
McCormick '04 was best man, and Austin 
Shemon '04 was a groomsman. Alicia 
Biesecker Shemon '04, Ashley Kreider 
Pile '05, Lori Counterman Pitcock '03, 
and Will PitCOCk '03 attended. Richard 
received his German K-12 teaching 
certificate in May 2009 from Millersville 

Lauren Marie Shivers '05 and Eric 
Milanowicz were married Aug. 7, 2009, 
in Williamstown, N.J. Jill Teschner '05 
was a member of the bridal party. Ashley 
Barber Landis '05 and Kimberly Nash 
Roberson '05 both attended. 

Casey Lee Sipe, Esq., '05 and Katelin 
Townsend were married May 16, 2009, 
in Highspire. Christopher Gunnell '05 
was best man, Michael Intelisano '05 
was a groomsman, and Carrie Tonkin '05 
was a bridesmaid. Ruth Crabbs, Esq., '04 

SUMMER 2010 


Class News & Notes 

(front row, 1. to r.): Matthew Mainster '08, Matthew Schrack '06, Andrew Long '07, Shaun 
Thompson '07, Brian Montgomery '07; (middle row, 1. to r.): Mary Beth Penjuke '07>Jacki 
DePue '09, Sarah White '05, Mara Weissman Thompson '05, Lindsey Parent '07, Erin Campbell 
Herring '05, Kelly Kistler '05; (back row, 1. to r.): Tim Wolfe '07, Chris Walmer '08 

Mara Hope Weissman '05 (above) and 
Shaun Joseph Thompson '07 were 
married Aug. 2, 2009, in Richboro. 
Sarah M. White '05 was maid of honor, 
Andrew Long '07 was best man, and 
Brian Montgomery '07 and Matthew 
Mainster '08 were groomsmen. Matthew 
Schrack '06 f Mary Beth Penjuke '07, 
Jacki DePue '09 r Lindsey Parent '07, 
Erin Campbell Herring '05 f Kelly Kistler 
'05 r Tim Wolfe '07, and Chris Walmer '08 
attended. Mara teaches orchestra and band 
in the Conestoga Valley School District in 
Lancaster, and Shaun teaches middle school 
music in the Reading School District. 

Alisa Frances Albers '06 and Kevin 
O'Connor were married Dec. 20, 2008, in 
Harrisburg. Alisa is a project engineer for 
Lockheed Martin based in Gaithersburg, 

Dr. Erin Elizabeth Keiper '05, D'07 and 
Dr. Scott G. Marek '04, D'06 were married 
July 8, 2009, in Cancun, Mexico. Dr. 
Stephanie Kraft Rada '05 f D'07 was 
matron ofhonor. Mark Ely '02 and Eric 
Miller '05 were groomsmen and Andrew 
Troutman '01 and Jason Ambrose '05 
attended. A reception was held in the 
newlyweds' honor on July 25, 2009, in 

Manheim. Bernie Skaudis '03, Jana 
Romlein Skaudis '01, Jay McGruder '02, 
E. Thomas Kuhn '03, Eric Miller '05, Lee 
Turkowski '04, Mark Ely '02, Andrew 
Troutman '01, John Schuster '07, Martha 
Hassler '04, Bobby Hassler '04, Dr. Gina 
Mirenzi '05, D'07, Dr. Jolee Warrenfeltz 
'05, D'07, Dr. Stephanie Kraft Rada '05, 
D'07, and Dr. Rebecka Brake '05, D'07 
attended. Erin is a clinical coordinator 
of outpatient physical therapy services at 
St. Luke s Miners Memorial Hospital in 
Coaldale. Scott is a clinical coordinator 
of outpatient physical therapy services at 
St. Luke s Sports and Rehabilitation in 

Carrie Lynn Krug '06 (right) and John T. 
Nedick '06 were married Aug. 8, 2009, in 
Nazareth. Sheila Hershey '06, Jim Curry 
'06, Phillip Serio '06, and Nancy Locker 
Biederstadt '82 (aunt of the bride) were 
members of the wedding party. Leslie 
Kerchner '04, Jennifer Walter Richardson 
'05, Holly Frey Serio '08, Lorna Hasz '06, 
and John Silipino '06 attended. Sarah 
Strouse '10 played the clarinet. 

Mark Robert McGuire '06 and Amanda 
Mary Moran were married June 26, 
2009, in Buffalo, N.Y. The wedding party 

included Brandon Yenser '06 and Jeremy 
"J.J." Gammache '06. LVC alumni in 
attendance were Alec Simmers '07, Cory 
Hackman '06, and Matt Lochman '06. 

Mark is the theatrical technical director in 
the Cumberland Valley School District in 

Dr. Shannon Lynne Potocny '04, D'06 
and Michael Robert Chabitnoy '10 were 
married May 16, 2009, in Annville. 
Nicole Chabitnoy Loser '04 was matron 
ofhonor, and Stacey Fisher '04 was a 
bridesmaid. Robert Chabitnoy '74 and 
Valerie Wenger Chabitnoy '78 are the 
parents of the groom. Shannon is a 
physical therapist at Good Samaritan 
Health System in Lebanon. Michael is 
a four-year veteran of the U.S. Marine 
Corps, having served one-year tours in Iraq 
and Afghanistan. He is employed part-time 
at J. Crew in Hershey. 

Dr. Jessica Lynn Bagley '07, D'09 and 
Kristopher Gazsi '07 (opposite page, top) 
were married May 23, 2009, in LVC s 
Miller Chapel. Eileen Jahn '07 and 
Angela Undercuffler '07 were bridesmaids, 
and Gregory Kauffman '09 and Alexander 
Reber '07 were groomsmen. LVC chaplain 
Dr. Paul Fullmer officiated the ceremony. 
Claudia Gazsi, assistant professor of 
physical therapy at LVC, is the mother of 
the groom. Patrick Salomon '10, Becky 
Schaffer '09, Keith Reifsnyder '06, Mary 
Beth Penjuke '07, Elwood Brandt '08, 

(back row, 1. to r.): Holly Frey Serio '08, Phillip Serio '06, 
Lorna Hasz '06, John C. Silipino '06, Jen Walter Richard- 
son '05, Leslie Kershner '04, Sheila Hershey '06, Nancy 
Locker Biederstadt '82; (front row, 1. to t.):Jim Curry III 
'06, John Nedick '06, Carrie Krug Nedick '06 



(back row, 1. to r.): Dr. Diane Johnson, Coach Mary Gardner, Patrick Salomon '10, Gregory Kauffinan '09, Alex Reber '07, Keith Reifsnyder 
'06, Matt Hooper '06, Zach Kaufman '07, Matt Martin '07, Tim Wolfe '07, Kelly Wenrich O'Brien '07, Coach James O'Brien '07, Rev. Dr. Paul 
Fullmer; (front row, 1. to r.): Becky Schaffer '09, Mary Beth Penjuke '07, Crystal Cascarino '07, Angela Undercuffler '07, Eileen Jahn '07, Dr. Jes- 
sica Bagley Gazsi '07, D'09, Kris Gazsi '07, Vanessa Jones '06, Sarah Carter '07, Rachel Moore '08, Lauren Woodring '08 

Crystal Cascarino '07, Matt Hooper '06, 
Vanessa Jones '06, Sarah Carter '07, 
Zach Kaufman '07, Matt Martin '07, Tim 
Wolfe '07 r Rachel Moore 08, Lauren 
Woodring '08, Kelly Wenrich O'Brien '07, 
and James O'Brien '07 attended. Mary 
Gardner, LVC s aquatic director and head 
swim coach, and Dr. Diane Johnson, 
assistant professor of political science at 
LVC, also attended. 

Megan Kathryn Gross '07 and Kenny 
Block were married June 13, 2009, in 
Pottstown. Megan teaches English as a 
Second Language in the Antietam School 
District in Reading. 

Jodi Lynn Lehman '07 and Edward Otto 
Stuber '07 were married Oct. 17, 2009, in 
LVC s Miller Chapel. Jonathan J. Detman 
'07 was the best man, Rebecca "Becca" 
Reber '07 served as host, and Andrew 
Long '07 served as organist. Krista Wisner 
'08 attended. 

Jennifer Lynn Parks '07 (right) and Rob 
Hildebrand were married Aug. 1, 2009, 
in Deptford, N.J. Aubrey Coulter '06 
and Kelly OToole '07 were members 
of the bridal party. Allie Butler '07, 
Adrianne Mezzino '07, Ashley Coombs 
'07, Casie Miller '07, Lauren Sanford '08, 
Amy Brandt '07, Jennifer Roberts '07, 
Brad Brandt '07, and Grant Martzall '07 

Brianna Nicole Brumbach '08 and Nolan 
Gill were married Aug. 8, 2009, at Ski 
Roundtop in Lewisberry. Brittany Sanders 

'08 was maid of honor and Jacqueline 
"Jackie" Hane '08, Mallory Hane '08, and 
Renee Bell '08 attended. 

Richella Hankins '08 and Kevin S. Daub '08 

were married May 29, 2009, in Lancaster. 
William Best '09 was a groomsman and 
Durrell Martin '08 served as honor attendant. 

Jennifer Lynn Wagner '08 and David 
Michael Blystone were married June 20, 
2009, in Myerstown. Sarah Beth Wagner 
'12, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. 
Emily Marie Fitez '08 and Sharon Ann 
Zearfoss '08 were bridesmaids, and 

Adam B. Blandy '11 was an usher. Karen 
Rittle Wagner '80 is mother of the bride. 
Jennifer is a second-grade teacher in the 
Palmyra Area School District and teaches 
violin at LVC. 

Ashleigh Renee Symenski '09 and Clair 
Douglas Felpel '09 were married May 26, 
2009, on Cinnamon Bay Beach, St. John, 
U.S. Virgin Islands. Shandra Dohoney '09 
and Kenny Potter '09 were in the bridal 
party. Amanda Knapp '09 and Jessica 
Swain '09 attended. The newlyweds are 
both attending the West Virginia School of 
Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, W.Va. 

(back row, 1. to r.): Allie Butler '07, Adrianne Mezzino '07, Ashley Coombs '07, Casie Miller '07, 
Lauren Sanford '08, Aubrey Coulter '06, Kelly O'Toole '07; (front row, 1. to r.): Amy Brandt '07, 
Jennifer Parks Hildebrand '07, Jenn Roberts '07 

SUMMER 2010 


Class News & Notes 

Heidi Elizabeth Zeigler '09 and Andrew 
Collins Reinecker were married Dec. 19, 
2009, in Carlisle. Keirsten Hamilton '08 f 
Savannah Coombs '09, Crystal Zakszeski 
'09 r and Kevin Carney '09 were among the 
wedding party, and Donald Reinecker 
73, uncle of the groom, was a lector. 
Tina Cosma '09, Nate Grim '09, Jess 
Hildebrand '09, Hunter Chadeayne '09, 
Laurel Klappholz '10, Kendall Barbera 
'09, Steven Kurtz '09, and Ryan Meier '08 

Class Notes 

Martha Davies 
DeHaven '42 has been 
working as a guide 
for the New Castle 
Delaware Historical Society for 20 years, 
and wishes to continue working there until 
she's 90. 

Verna Kreider Schenker '43 continues to 
teach piano at the age of 88 and is active in 
religious and community activities. 

Jane McMurtrie Hart 

'53 and her husband, 
H. Douglas, celebrated 
their 50th wedding 
anniversary by taking a cruise to the 
Mediterranean, with visits to Italy, Greece, 
the Greek Isles, and Turkey. 

Edith Werntz Taylor '55 says that although 
retired, she is giving her 12-year-old 
grandson, Griffin, piano lessons and its 
an "absolute delight!" 

Dr. David Willoughby '55 recendy had 
published the seventh edition of his music- 
appreciation textbook, The World of Music 
(McGraw Hill Humanities, 2010). 

Dr. Joseph A. Brechbill '57 is retired from 
the Milton Hershey School where he was 
awarded an honorary alumnus degree and 
named an emeritus curator of historical 
records and school history. 

Emma Elizabeth Herr '57 is the recording 
secretary of the Musical Art Society in 
Lancaster. She plays the clarinet in nearby 
retirement homes, publicizes the society's 

concerts throughout the year in local 
newspapers and bulletin boards, and 
attends rehearsals and concerts of the 
Lancaster County Youth Symphony and 
Lancaster County Junior Orchestra. 

The Hon. Wayne G. Hummer Jr. '59 had 

been the senior judge in the Court of 
Common Pleas of Lancaster County 
before his retirement in December 2008. 
He had served on the bench for 28 years. 

Dr. Richard Harper '60 

retired in 1997 from 
^(iJ^ the U.S. Navy Dental 

Corps with 31 years 
of service, where his last assignment was 
as dean of the Navy Dental Corps Post- 
Graduate School at the Naval Hospital in 
Bethesda, Md. He's in his 12th year as staff 
consultant for dentistry at the Cleveland 
Clinic Foundation in Ohio. 

In April 2009, Richard S. Miller '60 

was inducted into the newly established 
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association 
Hall of Fame for outstanding teaching of 
music in the Commonwealth. 

Judith "Judy" Leith Lohmann '61 

and her husband, Watson, have been 
actively volunteering in their Pitman, N.J., 
community for many years. The Nov. 23, 
2009 edition of the Gloucester County 
Times (Woodbury, N.J.) featured an article 
detailing the Lohmanns' years of service 
and volunteerism. Judy said in the article, 
"There are so many opportunities with 
churches, community organizations, and 
schools. If you do something for somebody 
else, you feel better. And for older people, 
its a reason to get up in the morning. 
When you see a project you worked on 
come to fruition, it's really amazing." 

Dr. Peter Riddle '61 has published his 
20th book and eighth novel, a portrait of 
a child musical prodigy, Keeping Rebecca 
(Idiomatic, 2009). 

Aglaia Stephanis Ahmed '62 and her 

husband, Mumtaz, had a great time 
visiting her former LVC roommate, Patsy 
Wise Rudy '62 f and her husband, Fred, 
this past summer. They spent several days 
touring historic Williamsburg, Va. 

Constance Myers Brown '62 resides at 
Brethren Village Retirement Community 
in Lancaster. She says she's grateful for 
the residence and wonderful support, 
especially when her husband passed away 
from Parkinsons disease. 

In June 2009, Elizabeth Williams Van de 

Water '63 spoke at a dedication ceremony 
in honor of her late husband, Henry 
"Hank" Van de Water '62 f who died on 
July 5, 2008. Wissahickon High School 
renamed its Audion in honor of Hank, 
who worked in the school district for 31 
years, serving as principal of the school 
from 1985 until his retirement in 1993. 
The Class of 1989 initiated this effort, 
in hopes that the dedicated Audion will 
keep Hank's approach to education in the 
minds of the current faculty members and 
his memory alive in the minds of those 
students whose lives he touched. 

Robert "Bob" F. Daigneault '64 recently 
co-edited the book, The Heart of a Father: 
Essays by Men Affected by Congenital Heart 
Defects (Baby Hearts Press, 2009) with 
his daughter, Anna Marie Jaworski. He 
also authored one of the essays in the 
book. Bob is currently vice president of 
marketing and publicity for Baby Hearts 
Press, a small publisher dedicated to books 
about congenital heart defects. 

Dr. Larry L Funck '64 was appointed chief 
reader in Wheaton College's advanced 
placement chemistry program. His 
term extends from 2010 to 2013, and 
involves direction of the annual reading of 
approximately 100,000 exams by 250 high 
school and college chemistry faculty during 
one week in June. He recently completed 
his 40th year with the chemistry faculty at 
Wheaton College in Illinois. 

Dolores Mallery Neuroth '64 recendy 
retired as a medical technologist from the 
laboratory of Carthage Area Hospital in 
New York. 

Runette White Gabrielle '65 r Berks 
County singer and longtime nurse 
administrator, recently portrayed Harriet 
Tubman for the Berks County Chapter of 
the Daughters of the American Revolution 
Famous Ladies' Tea. She has been a soloist 
at Christ Episcopal Church in Reading for 
the past 33 years. 



Patricia Thornton '67 is the assistant 
director of special education for the 
Conrad Weiser Area School District. 

David P. Keehn '68 is the education co- 
ordinator at Bevier House Museum in Kings- 
ton, N.Y. He researches and writes historical 
immersion programs for school groups. 

The Rev. Dennis R. Snovel '69 retired from 
full-time pastoral ministry with the Eastern 
Pennsylvania Conference of the United 
Methodist Church in June 2009 after 37 
years of service. He and his wife, Cindi, 
are the parents of Todd Snovel '06, who is 
associate director of annual giving at LVC. 

The Rev. Dr. George E. 

Zeiders 70 is a member 

of the board of directors 

of the Centre County 

Foundation in State College. 

Barbara Asplund Burgess 71 is a learning 
consultant for the South Orange-Maple- 
wood School District in Essex County, N.J. 

Lydia Kauffman Schnetzka 72 recently 
retired as director of special education for 
the Dallastown Area School District after 
37 years in education. 

After 35 years in education, Joseph A. 
Gargiulo 73 retired from teaching and 

school district administration in New 
Cumberland's West Shore School District. 
Prior to his retirement in June 2008, he 
was the director of secondary education 
for the district. Joseph is a member of the 
Lebanon Valley College Alumni Chorale. 

Debra Kirchhof-Glazier 73 is a professor 
of biology and director of the Health 
Professions Program at Juniata College in 
Huntingdon. She was recendy elected to 
the board of directors for the Southcentral 
Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center 
for the promotion of rural medicine. Debra 
is passionate about preventive care and 
integrative medicine. 

Tierney Renews Women's Lacrosse 


Trying to build something from the 
ground up, be it a home, business, 
or athletic program, can be an incredibly 
formidable task. 

But as Brianne Tierney can tell you, it is 
not without rewards. 

As the architect/head coach in charge 
of overseeing the first LVC women's 
lacrosse program in 25 years, Tierney has 
shown her players and herself that there 
is great value to be found in the hard 
work required to create something out 
of nothing. 

"It's an exciting process," says Tierney, 
a 2007 graduate of Colgate University. 
"It's new and interesting, but a whole 
lot of fun. The players are happy to be building the program and 
becoming part of a tradition. They are taking a lot of pride in that." 

Tierney knew she had her work cut out for her when she 
was hired in June 2009. "It was a little bit daunting," she 
says. "But I was excited. It is easier to build something from 
nothing than to come into a program where there are already 

Though she was just two years removed from her 
own collegiate days when she came to Lebanon Valley, Tierney 
brought with her impressive coaching and playing credentials. 

The youngest of four children born to Bill Tierney — a legend 
in collegiate men's lacrosse coaching circles after guiding 
Princeton to six national titles— Tierney played on two Patriot 

League championship teams at Colgate. Following her playing 
days, she served as an assistant coach at both Monmouth 
University and the University of California before deciding to 
come to Annville and help revive a women's lacrosse program 
that previously existed from 1975 to 1985. 

" I was excited to put my own spin on things," says 
Tierney, who credited LVC men's lacrosse coach John Haus 
with helping her in the building process. "As a first-time 
head coach, this program will be forever close to my heart, 
regardless of who my first players were." 

As it turned out, her new team started out strong, winning 
four of its first eight games, an admirable achievement under the 
circumstances. And, one of Tierney's players, Hana Krechel '13 f 
was named Middle Atlantic Conference Women's Lacrosse 
Player of the Week during the first two weeks of the season. 

But for Tierney, who comes from an extremely competitive, 
athletic-minded family that includes siblings and fellow 
coaches Brendan, Trevor, and Courtney, the early wins were 
nice, but not necessarily a cause for rejoicing— yet. 

"I think I'm the only one who is not surprised," says Tierney, 
with a laugh. "I wish it was a better record. I have very high 
expectations for this program, myself, and these students. 
However, the big part of it isn't wins and losses, but playing a 
full game and being proud of what you did on the field." 

And, of course, stopping along the way to admire what is 
being created out of all that hard work. 

Pat Huggins is a freelance writer from Lebanon and a 
sportswriter for the Lebanon Daily News. 

SUMMER 2010 


Class News & Notes 

Dr. J. Scott Deiter '74 was re-elected to 
a two-year term as chair of the Federal 
Laboratory Consortium for technology 
transfer in Washington, D.C. This 
consortium includes every federal 
laboratory throughout the country. 

Dr. Robert E. Harbaugh 74 is the director 
of the Penn State Institute of Neuro- 
sciences. He was recently elected as a 
director of the American Board of Neuro- 
logical Surgery and continues to serve as a 
member of LVC s Board of Trustees. 

Mary De Loache Jennings 74 presented 
a workshop at the Sigma Alpha Iota 
Triennial Convention in Chicago, where 
she was elected Iota A province officer. 
She also presented a workshop on choral 

music at the American Choral Directors 
Association conference at George Mason 
University in Virginia. 

The Rev. Gregg E. Townsley 74 was elected 
treasurer and secretary of the Oregon 
Chapter of the International Association 
for Hospital Safety and Security. He and his 
family are enjoying their "new" 90-year-old 
house and all the work that goes with it. 

Charles D. Brown III 75 is the director of 
human services for Monmouth County, 
N.J. He has worked for the county for the 
last 27 years. 

Eileen Briggs House 75 retired in June 
2009, after teaching elementary music for 
the East Pennsboro Area School district 

for 34 years. Her son, Troy Di Raddo '09 f 
majored in music recording technology. 

Susanne Beers Essex 76 continues to 
teach German at Snohomish High School 
in Washington. She travels as much as 

In October 2009, Jean Boag Reese 76 

completed the three-day, 60-mile walk for 
breast cancer in Washington, D.C, raising 
more than $8,000 for cancer research. 
Her husband, Tim Reese 76, manages the 
arena at the University of Tennessee. 

Doreen Breder Sigman 76 travels with 
Much Ministries, Inc., and lives in Gonaives, 
Haiti. She is helping to establish a first- 
time school in the village of Jubilee and is 

A Family Business 


Often LVC alumni pursue careers related to their major, but 
then there are the exceptions. 

One is Matthew Murphy '05, who graduated with a business 
major and psychology minor. An inside sales coordinator 
for Yang Ming America Corporation by day, at night and on 
weekends Murphy works to build a different business — dirt 
car racing. 

"I have been involved with racing since I was a kid because 
my dad has raced for the last 25 years," Murphy says. "I helped 
with his cars until I was old enough to race go-karts. I raced 
go-karts for four years and then began racing dirt late models 
when I was 21 , as part of a two-car team with my father." 

That lifelong interest in racing eventually evolved into a 
business venture, one that Murphy's business major from LVC 
has inspired. 

"Racing has turned into a side business," Murphy says. "I 
started Murphy Racing, which I run as a sole proprietor. I own 
my car and manage costs, sponsors, team marketing, and 
anything else that arises. At LVC, I learned the importance of 
appearance, professionalism, and how to interact with fans 
and potential sponsors." There, he also met and proposed to 
his wife, Christine Jessen Murphy '05. 

Despite being in school full-time, his dream of racing 
professionally matured and strengthened. Today, he says. 
"My ultimate goal is to win races and promote my sponsors 

through public appearances, printed materials, interviews, 
and a future website." 

As Murphy cultivates his business, he is anticipating the 
next event in his racing career. 

"I am looking forward to the Appalachian Mountain Late 
Model Speed Week. Over seven days, we will race on seven 
tracks in three states." Murphy explains. "There is $5,000 
in prize money awarded each night, so I am hoping for a 
successful week." 

Emily Gertenbach '11, an English major, is an aspiring 
journalist, acts with Wig & Buckle, writes for La Vie 
Collegienne, and is co-president ^Greenblotter, the 
campus literary journal 



responsible for curriculum development and 
teacher education. 

In the fall of 2009, Dr. Robert S. Frey '77 

earned a doctoral degree in management 
from the University of Maryland 
University College. He is the owner/ 
principal of Successful Proposal Strategies, 
LLC, in Oakton, Va. 

In May 2009, Brenda Hawkins Geist 78 

received the Teamwork/Partnership 
Achievement Award from the New Jersey 
Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development 
commissioner, David Socolow, and former 
Governor Jon Corzine. 

Lisa Hocker Dew 79 retired July 1, 
2009, from Anne Arundel County Public 
Schools after 30 years as an instrumental 
music teacher. 

Alfred E. Maree 79 is the general manager 
at Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill in West 
Chester, Ohio. 

Kathy Miller Bennett 
'80, associate director 
of Network of Victim 
Assistance in Jamison, 
received the 2009 Governors Victim 
Service Pathfinder Award for individual 
organizational capacity building. She 
was recognized for her contributions in 
the victim services movement through 
her resourcefulness and innovation in 
advocating for the rights of crime victims. 

June Collier Beyer '80 teaches adult 
English as a Second Language. She's a 
member of the Virginia Watercolor Society 
and Sacred Dance Guild. Her husband, 
Michael S. Beyer '80, is chief executive 
officer of Beyer Automotive. They reside in 
Falls Church, Va. 

Michele Long Graffis '81 is finishing 
her 27th year teaching primary grades. 
Michele teaches at Clinton Public School 
in Clinton, N.J., and says, "Lets get 
together in 201 1 — 30 years!" 

After 22 years as the choral director and 
music department chair at Middletown 
High School, Denise Achey Berry '82 is 
now the general music teacher at Waverly 
Elementary School in Frederick, Md., 
where she directs the chorus and is an 

advisor for the drum club. She also is the 
youth choir director at Trinity United 
Methodist Church in Frederick. 

Maureen J. Mills '82 was recendy promoted 
to principal environmental planner at 
Parsons Transportation Group. Her most 
recent assignment was at the U.S. Air Force 
headquarters, where she was assigned to the 
Pentagons air staff to review and approve 
environmental documents prepared for U.S. 
Air Force bases around the world. 

The Rev. James "Jim" H. Hollister '85 

is the pastor at First United Methodist 
Church of Towanda. 

Jeffrey C. Firestone '86 sold his 
partnership interest in the firm Good, 
Firestone and Remlinger CPAs to become 
chief financial officer of Dutch Valley Food 
Distributors, Inc., in Myerstown. 

Joanne Janeski Adams '87 is a senior 
state trooper with the Virginia State 
Police. She and her husband, Bob, live 
in Wicomico Church, Va., with their 
menagerie of dogs, cats, and birds. Her 
mother-in-law, Janet Whitesell Alford '39 r 
passed away in 2006. 

Ingrid Peterson '87 received herTESL 
endorsement to teach English to speakers 
of other languages. 

After a 12-year hiatus as a private teacher 
and stay-at-home mom, Lisa Russoniello 
Sabatino '88 is teaching vocal music at 
Wayne Valley High School and Anthony 
Wayne Middle School in New Jersey. She 
also is the summer musical theater camp 
director at Smiling Rhino Theatre in 
Pompton Lakes, N.J. 

Beth Trout Coder '89 is a guidance 
counselor at Lincoln Middle School in 
the School District of Lancaster. She and 
her husband, Brian, have two children, 
Rebecca, 12, and Tyler, 9. 

Leslie R. Mario Sullivan '89 was elected 
vice president of administration of the 
Casualty Actuarial Society in Arlington, Va. 

Kenneth W. Miller '89 is an addictions 
counselor with Firetree Ltd. in 

Mike Anthony 
McGranaghan '90 is 

the film critic for the 
Sunbury Broadcasting 
Corporation and the website The Aisle Seat 
( He also is a regular 
contributor to The Rotten Tomatoes Show, a 
weekly movie review program broadcast on 
Current TV. 

Amy Waterfield Wills '91 is the operations 
manager at Cochran Trucking in 
Baltimore, Md. 

Terrence Monteverde M'92 is the chief 
credit officer for the Millersburg-based 
Mid Penn Bank. 

Shawn T. Snavely '92 is the lead network 
administrator at The Reading Hospital and 
Medical Center in West Reading. 

Dr. Kevin Sutovich '92 was recendy 
promoted to principal scientist at W.R. 
Grace & Company in Columbia, Md., 
where he has worked for 12 years. 

Sandra Fauser '93 is an elementary 
principal in the Camp Hill School District. 

Bohdan "Bo" Setlock '93 is enjoying 
his new career in sales at Annville Auto 
Center and coaching his sons in baseball 
in the Annville area. He and his wife, 
Amy Daugherty Setlock '92, also have 
a daughter, Danika Pearl, 3, who enjoys 
cheering for her brothers. 

Dr. Melissa Fleegal DeMotta '94 is an 

assistant professor of biology at Clarke 
College in Dubuque, Iowa. 

Terry Gordon M'94 was recently re-elected 
to the Pennsylvania Homecare Association 
board of directors for a three-year term. He 
is the vice president of finance and chief 
financial officer of Home Health Care 
Management in Wyomissing. 

Lisa Hollowbush Litzenberger '95 was 

named Teacher of the Month by About 
Families Publications. She is a fourth-grade 
teacher at Conrad Weiser East Elementary 
in Wernersville. 

Jason Zitter '96 is the vice president/sales 
unit manager at Bank of America in Brea, 

SUMMER 2010 


Class News & Notes 

Capt. Nathan Hillegas '97 was stationed 
at Fort Hood, Texas, and is currendy 
deployed to Iraq. This is his fourth 
deployment, having already served once in 
Afghanistan and twice in Iraq. 

William "Bill" Schwartz '98 received 
his MBA in December 2009 from the 
University of Maryland University College. 
He is a contract specialist with the United 
States Army, CECOM Contracting 
Center, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, 
Md. He and his wife, Kristi, have a son, 
Nathan, 2. 

TSgt. Lori Moyer McCarty '99 (above) of 
the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, sang 
"God Bless America" during the seventh- 
inning stretch in Game Five of the World 
Series (Phillies vs. Yankees) in November 

fTSkWjjj^K Lawrence M. 
■ B ■ I Larthey IV 00 is 

mjH^KA an assistant middle 

school principal 
at Stroudsburg Middle School in the 
Stroudsburg Area School District. 

Christopher D. Probst '00 completed 
his doctorate in trumpet performance 
in August 2009 at the University of 
Georgia. He is an adjunct professor at two 
universities in Georgia and a freelance 
trumpet player throughout the Southeast 
United States. 

Shawn A. Berwager 

account administrator 
at ECON Financial 
Services in Harrisburg. 

Justin Edward Bolton '01 teaches sixth- 
grade science at East Pennsboro Area 
Middle School in Enola. He also coaches 
the junior high football team and is an 
advisor to the snowboarding club. 

Eugene "Gene" Raymond Kelly '01 began 
studies at Marywood University in Scranton 
for his doctorate in human development. 
He was recendy appointed senior consultant 
for Perceptions Unlimited, a multicultural 
training organization in Glenside. 

SFC Todd Sturniolo '01 was promoted to 
Sergeant First Class on Aug. 1, 2009. He is 
a trombonist with the United States Army 
Field Band in Washington, D.C. 

Sean B. Reilly '02 

is the food and 
beverage controller at 
Mortons Steakhouse in 
Hackensack, N.J. 

Stephanie Ritter '02 is the membership 
coordinator for the Allentown Art 
Museum and tends bar part-time at 
Rippers Pub in Bethlehem. She plays 
basketball on the East Penn Express 
Summer League team. 

After 38 years, James Stamm M'02 retired 
from the Cocalico School District. Prior 
to his career in public education, he 
retired from the U.S. Army Reserves in 
2001, where he was presented with the 
de Fleury Award for service to the Corps 
of Engineers. He is the father of Michael 
Stamm '97 and father-in-law of Jennifer 
Pellegrino Stamm '00. 

Natasha T. Nicholson 
'03 received her 
master s degree 
in environmental 

engineering in December 2009 from the 

Pennsylvania State University. 

Dawn R. Raber '03 is the site director at 
Navy Gateway Inns & Suites in Willow 

Dr. Amanda III Snyder '03 received her 
doctoral degree in integrative biosciences, 
specializing in neuroscience, in August 2009 
from the Pennsylvania State University. 
She has accepted a post-doctoral fellow 
position at the university's College of 
Medicine in Hershey. 

jjJTSVRfW Donna Butler P'04 ( 
|B Ul ■ mother of Sarah E. 
KVfl ■ Wascura '04 r recendy 

donated her father s 
1932 yearbook to the College. Dr. Eugene 

Ruth Marie Crabbs, Esq., '04 is a litigation 
associate with Grogan Graffam, PC, in 

Jessica Korpas DaSilva '04 teaches third 
grade at Lakewood Elementary in the Horry 
County Schools in Myrtle Beach, S.C. 

Dana Herendeen DeGrande '04 is an 
elementary school counselor in the 
Centennial School District in Warminster. 

Travis Andrew Leap '04 was elected mayor 
of Hyndman on Nov. 3, 2009. 

Ronald Lee Stump Jr. '04 is an eighth- 
grade social studies teacher in the Pine 
Grove Area School District. 

Craig Alan Layne '05 is 

a reporter for television 
station V/MPT Fox 43 
in York. 

Roy J. Osborne M'05 is the director of 
safety, health, and environment for BAE 
Systems in Rockville, Md. 

Dr. Staci Storti Silar '05 received her doc- 
torate in physical therapy in May 2008 from 
Widener University. She is a physical thera- 
pist at JFK Medical Center in Edison, N.J. 

James Henry Curry III, 
Esq., '06 received his 
juris doctorate in May 
2009 from Widener 
University School of Law and passed the 
Pennsylvania Bar Exam in October 2009. 
After his mother passed away in 2006, his 
father became his sole support system. His 


The valley 

father believed in him and motivated him 
to succeed in his education. James wishes to 
publicly acknowledge his father s support, 
stating, "Thank you, Dad. I love you!" 

Lauren Nickey Engle '06 received her 
master s degree in training and development 
in May 2009 from the Pennsylvania State 
University. She is a placement representative 
for the Department of the Navy's Acquisition 
Career Center in Mechanicsburg. 

Stephanie Ann Kline '06 is a high school 
special education teacher in the Susquenita 
School District in Duncannon. 

Meghan Kathleen Kurta '06 received her 
master's degree in English in August 2009 
from Montclair State University in N.J. 

Dr. Brian M. O'Connell '04 v D'06 is a board- 
certified orthopedic clinical specialist (OCS). 
OCS certification is held by less than 10 
percent of physical therapists nationally. He 
also is a certified manual therapist. 

Jeanine McAbee Snyder '06 received 
her master s degree in curriculum and 
instruction in May 2009 from the 
University of Scranton. 

Rebecca Thome, Esq., '06 received her 
juris doctorate in May 2009 from Drexel 
University Earle Mach School of Law with 
a concentration in health law. 

Jamie L Wenrich '06 is an associate public 
relations account manager at Godfrey of 

Jeffrey A. Linn '07 is 

an audio technician 
for Cirque du Soleils 
touring show Kooza. 

Jonathan D. Lintz '07 is a regional sales 
director for Patrick Wyatt of London, a 
custom jeweler. Jonathan travels to clients 
in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and 
New Jersey. 

Frederick Charles Pope '07 is an internal 
auditor for Vanguard Financial Services in 
King of Prussia. 

Daniel George Youngs '07 is the controller 
for Frey Lutz Corp. in Lancaster. 

Career Choices 



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Craig Layne 05 did not 

know which path he 
wanted to take in life, 
until he interned at a 
Harrisburg radio station. 

"I didn't really fall in 
love with journalism 
until I interned with 
WITF-FM 89.5," Layne 
says. "I also got a 
huge heaping of 
encouragement from 

Tim Lambert and Scott Gilbert at WITF. Those guys are heroes 

of local news to me." 

During his internship, he won two awards for his story 

"Putting the Pride Back in Harrisburg." 

"I was thrilled when I won, and my early success inspired 

me to keep working in journalism," Layne says. 
After LVC, Layne attended graduate school at the University 

of Southern California, and then worked in Erie for two years 

before coming back to Central Pennsylvania. 

Layne was hired by York television station WPMT-TV FOX 43 

in July 2009. He was the station's first multimedia journalist 

and is now at the station's Harrisburg Bureau covering the 

capital city and surrounding area. Being the first multimedia 

journalist for FOX 43 means Layne is a very busy man. 

"Sometimes I work without a photographer, shooting, 
writing, and editing my own stories," Layne explains. "I'm 
usually solo one day a week, but sometimes I have to 'one- 
man band' more frequently." 

While working for WJET-TV in Erie, Layne had the 
opportunity for a three-minute one-on-one interview with 
future President of the United States and then Sen. Barack 

"I asked him everything I could think of that would pertain 
to Erie, but man, was I nervous," Layne admits. 

Layne is drawn into his profession more and more each day, 
but sometimes the most challenging days can discourage him. 

"The thing I hate most is covering human tragedy," Layne 
admits. "It's so difficult to approach someone who has just 
lost something so dear to them and ask them to stand in 
front of a blinding light and camera and take questions about 
their suffering. It's terrible." 

Still, Layne comes back each day because he never knows 
when he might be talking with the next U.S. President. 

"I enjoy the variety and excitement my career offers," he 
says. "I love a great story with interesting people and good 
visuals. It's like a symphony when it all comes together." 

Jeremy Long V6 is a freelance writer and photographer for 
The Lebanon Daily News, Harrisburg Patriot News, 
Press and Journal, and Central Penn Business Journal. 

SUMMER 2010 


Class News & Notes 


Kevin Steven Daub '08 

is a software engineer 
at Lockheed Martin in 
King of Prussia. 

Mallory Elizabeth Hane '08 is the assistant 
to the director at the Demuth Museum in 

Rachel Ann Moore '08 is the finance 
director for the Pennsylvania Democratic 
Party, headquartered in Harrisburg. 

Allison Theresa Moucheron '08 teaches 
elementary general music and elementary/ 
middle school instrumental music in 
Heights-Terrace Elementary School in 
Hazleton. She also gives private piano and 
voice lessons. 

Jason Lee Roach '08 teaches music at 
Steelton-Highspire High School in Steelton. 

Brandon Lyle Wagner '08 is an auditor 
with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 
Office of the Budget, in Harrisburg. 


Ashley L Beard '09 is 

an account executive 
at Susquehanna 
Integrated Marketing 
of Millersburg. 

Todd A. Miller '09 is a staff accountant in 
the audit department at Brown Schultz 
Sheridan & Fritz, in East Pennsboro 
Township, Lancaster. 

Jennifer Ann Payne '09 is the operations 
manager and music librarian for the 
Lancaster Symphony Orchestra. 

Christie Lynn Stratos '09 is the 

eLearning administrator at Berlitz World 
Headquarters in Princeton, N.J. 

this summer for more 

The Classes of 2000 and 2005 will 
celebrate reunions during the Post-Game 
Tent Party and numerous activities 
are being planned for graduates of 
all classes. The Athletic Hall of Fame 
Dinner and Induction Ceremony, Parent's 
Breakfast, GhostTour, and Post-Game 
Tent Party are all on the schedule, as well 
as several home athletic contests. 


You Get What You Pay For 



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ZW* To^rf '97 with one of his current students, Meghan 
Pasquarette, who is considering attending LVC to study physics. 

Amid troubling economic times, high school physics teacher 
Dave Todd '97 has some reassuring words for prospective 
Lebanon Valley students and their parents: "You always get 
what you pay for." 

Yes, Todd is well aware that the cost of higher education 
continues to rise, creating a financial strain for those seeking 
to attend college and for the families looking for a way to pay 
for it. 

But Todd, an enthusiastic supporter of LVC admissions and 
physics graduate, also knows that those investing in a four- 
year stay at LVC will see a handsome reward down the road, 
and not just in the form of a well-paying career. 

"I think one of the things I try to get across to high school 
kids is, 'You have to look at quality and value above price,'" 
says Todd, who has taught physics at East Pennsboro High 
School in Enola for the last decade. "The quality of education 
I received at LVC is invaluable," he said. "The faculty refuses 
to not let you learn. You're getting so much better prepared for 
the next step. That's the most important thing to realize." 
Todd has other values he attempts to pass along to his 
students. "I try to model the relationships I have with my 
students to those close, personal relationships I developed 
with Dr. [Michael] Day and Dr. [Barry] Hurst," he notes. "Even 
though their job was to provide me with an education in phys- 
ics, I was always amazed at how much more I learned from 

Todd backs up his words — and then some — through his 
work as an unofficial recruiter for the LVC Admission Office, 
guiding many East Pennsboro students to LVC during the 
last several years, some of whom have been physics stu- 
dents, joining a department that usually only accepts three to 
five new physics majors per year. 

"It makes me feel good," admits Todd, of the contributions 
he has been able to make, to both his East Pennsboro students 
and his alma mater. "To know I've guided them in that direction 
is a nice feeling," he says, knowing of at least four of his 
former students now attending or recently graduating from 
LVC: Andrew Decker! '13. an economics major; Meredith Long 
'10, a music and music education double major; as well as 
physics majors Colin McKenna '13 and Michael Ardoline '10. 

Todd's efforts are appreciated by prospective students, 
LVC faculty, and the College's Admission Office, says Sue 
Sarisky Jones '92, LVC director of admission. Sarisky Jones 
was particularly impressed with Todd's passion for LVC during 
a recent alumni focus group meeting in Hershey. 

"Dave was a valuable contributor to that meeting," she 
says. "His experiences as an LVC alumnus and as an educator 
make him highly credible. He sincerely and thoughtfully 
voiced his opinions and suggestions. It was evident that he 
was an active participant and that he feels strongly about his 
LVC education." 

But Todd, who lives in Camp Hill with his two sons, 
Cameron and Matthew, and wife, Jennifer, a veterinarian, 
is more than just a physics guy. He's also a longtime youth 
baseball coach, and someone who stresses the value of 
education outside the comfort zone of a student's major. 

That's something he experienced for himself during his 
undergraduate days at LVC, and it is an experience he wishes 
for future Lebanon Valley students. 

"It wasn't all about physics for me," Todd says. "I didn't 
enjoy anything of cultural significance until I arrived at LVC. 
After those experiences, I felt like a more intelligent human 
being. That is a good feeling." 

Pat Huggins is a freelance writer from Lebanon and a 
sportswriter for the Lebanon Daily News. 

SUMMER 2010 


Class News & Notes 

College Community Aids Earthquake Victims 


When the 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 
2010. it caused catastrophic destruction in and around Port-au- 
Prince, leaving three million people in need of emergency aid. 

While the physical tremors of the earthquake could not be 
felt at LVC, the emotional toll was experienced full force. The 
LVC community immediately stepped up to help. 

"Shortly after the earthquake hit Haiti, a group of more than 
30 concerned students, staff, and faculty members gathered 
to consider actions to take," says The Rev. Dr. Paul Fullmer, LVC 
Chaplain and adjunct assistant professor of religion. "The ideas 
engendered there had both short-term and long-term impacts." 

Concerts, a "30-hour famine," and a swing dance were just 
a few of the events planned to help raise money for Haiti. As 
of April 4, the LVC community had raised $1,145.65. 

In classic LVC fashion, the tight-knit community formed a 
new group to assist Haiti and other communities, nationally 
and internationally, affected by natural disasters. 

"Most impressive, perhaps, are the long-term implications 
of that initial brainstorming meeting," Fullmer explains. "The 
students have formed a nascent organization that they call the 
'Disaster Response Coalition.'" 

The goal of the group is to help bring relief to these 
communities through the gathering of supplies for hygiene 
kits, as well as to increase awareness. For example, the group 
gave a presentation about the needs in Chile after a Feb. 27 
earthquake struck the South Amercian country. 

The coalition already has received provisional status 
from student government. Jimmy Kroll '11 has been named 
president, Sarah Munoz '13 vice president, Becky Gentzler '10 
secretary, and Kim Holt '11 treasurer. 

Fullmer, who is an advisor to the group, is confident the 
Disaster Response Coalition will succeed. 

"The students involved will prove to be a significant resource 
not only in light of the current needs in Haiti and Chile, but also 
as other needs arise around the world," he says. The response 
has especially touched former students and their families. 

"I was very touched to hear from Chaplain Fullmer after he 
heard the news of my loss and by the efforts of the Disaster 
Response Coalition to raise money for Haiti," Monique Anglade '07 

The earthquake hit especially close to home for Anglade, 
now living in Stroudsburg, who first heard about the 
earthquake on the radio while driving in her car. When she 
learned the severity of the situation, she began to worry 
about her family members living in Haiti. 

Using the popular social-networking site Facebook, 
Anglade was able to learn the fate of her aunt Mireille and 

uncle Georges who were in Haiti. They did not survive the 

While it was a painful time for Anglade's family, her LVC 
family comforted her. 

"Of course this has been a trying time for me but it is 
only one story. Many people lost families in the earthquake," 
Anglade says. "What's most important is the awareness on 
campus that continues long after the news coverage on TV 
has ended. It will take years to rebuild from the devastating 
damage that occurred." 

The day after the earthquake, Rev. Carolyn Winfrey Gillette 
'82 wrote a hymn, In Haiti, There is Anguish, about the 
devastation that occurred in Haiti. 

"I wrote this hymn quickly, hoping that it could be used to 
encourage churches' prayers for Haiti and support of the relief 
efforts there," Gillette says. 

Thanks to the Internet and other organizations, Gillette's 
hymn quickly went viral worldwide, and in less than a month 
it has been posted on more than 10,000 websites. 

"I am grateful to God that I was able to write this hymn 
and that it is being shared so widely," Gillette says. "In a way, 
this hymn began 30 years ago when I traveled to Haiti on a 
mission trip. Haiti is a country that changed my life." 

Three decades ago, Gillette was a sophomore at LVC and 
traveled to Haiti to help repair homes. 

While in Haiti, the images of malnourishment and poverty 
were burned into her mind. One of the strongest memories 
of the trip was when a mother tried to give Gillette her three- 
year-old daughter. The mother told Gillette that her daughter, 
Micheline, might not survive if she stayed. "I do not know 
what happened to Micheline. I do not know if she survived to 
adulthood. But I wrote this hymn remembering her, and so 
many other children and families that I met in Haiti. I wrote 
this hymn as a prayer for a people in desperate need right 
now," Gillette says. "I hope that our concern for the people of 
Haiti will not be a temporary one that fades when the news 
reporters drift away, but that it will be a lasting commitment to 
people who are our brothers and sisters given to us by God." 

Visit and search Gillette to 
view lyrics to Gillette's hymn. 

To track LVC's progress and events to help Haiti, please visit 

Jeremy Long '06 is a freelance writer and photogapher for 
The Lebanon Daily News, Harrisburg Patriot News, 
Press and journal, and Central Penn Business Journal. 


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In Memoriam 


Luella Heilman Myers '33 died Aug. 26, 2009, in New Hampshire 
at the age of 96. She taught in the Palmyra Junior-Senior High 
School from 1933 to 1937. Myers served as a substitute teacher in 
Somerville, N.J., and later worked as a tax analyst for the Somerset 
County Board of Taxation for 18 years. She and her husband retired 
to Concord, N.H., in 1986. She was an active member of the Wesley 
United Methodist Church. Myers also was an active volunteer, 
serving as memorial chair for the American Cancer Society in the 
Concord area for 13 years, as well as at Concord Hospital, the 
Salvation Army, and numerous other charitable organizations. She 
was predeceased by her husband, William J. Myers '30. 

Haidee Blubaugh Kaslusky '34 died Feb. 4 in Fredericksburg, 
Va., at the age of 96. She was a 30-year member of the New York 
State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, where she 
served as regent of the Fort Green Chapter NSDAR, Brooklyn, 
for 10 years. Kaslusky held various state, local, and national 
chairmanships and committee positions, and also was a proud 
charter member of the Susannah Chandler chapter NSDAR at 
Lake of the Woods, Locust Grove, Va. She had been a member 
of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was 
preceded in death by her husband, Albert J. Kaslusky '33. 

Dr. Theodore K. Long '35 died March 6 in Lebanon at the age of 
96. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he first served in 
the ophthalmology department at Philadelphia Naval Hospital. 
Long then served as ophthalmologist during a 22-month tour on 
the USS Refuge in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. His final 
tour of duty was at Bethesda Naval Hospital. Long was the first 
board-certified ophthalmologist to practice medicine at the Good 
Samaritan Hospital, the former Lebanon Sanatorium (Hyman 
Caplan Pavilion), and as a consultant to the Lebanon Veterans 
Administration Hospital. He was a member of Alpha Omega 
Alpha Medical Honorary Society of the University of Pennsylvania 
Medical School, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a 
fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Pennsylvania 
EENT Society, and a president of the staff of the Good Samaritan 
Hospital and of the Lebanon County Medical Society. Long was 
a member of Masonic Lodge #226, the Lebanon Country Club, 
the Quentin Riding Club, and various other organizations. Among 
others, he is survived by a son, Theodore K. Long Jr. '66. He was 
predeceased by a brother, Dr. Luther K. Long '38. 

Louise Gillan Harris '36 died Feb. 7 in Harrisburg at the age of 95. 

She was a retired school teacher, having taught at Hummelstown 
High School and in the Susquehanna Twp. School District. She 
was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good 
Shepherd in Harrisburg and was the last surviving charter member of 
the Delta Kappa Gamma International Society for women educators. 

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Adolph J. Capka '38 died Oct. 5, 2009, in El Paso, 
Texas, at the age of 93. After serving 20 years in the U.S. Army and 
retiring in 1963, he traveled the U.S. and overseas for several years. 
He then worked as a civil service budget analyst at the Pentagon for 
several years. He was retired for the last 30 years, which he spent in 
El Paso. 

Mildred Haas Grimm '39 died Aug. 3, 2009, in New York at the 
age of 91. She had been employed with Utica State Hospital. 
Grimm was a member of Whitesboro Presbyterian Church and the 
League of Women Voters. She loved to travel extensively. Among 
others, she is survived by her husband, Robert S. Grimm '40. 


Dr. John G. Oliver '40 died Oct. 1 1, 2009, in Allentown at the age 
of 89. He was a retired captain with the U.S. Army Medical Corps. 
In 1948, he opened his family practice in Pen Argyl, retiring in 
1994. He was a member of the American Academy of Family 
Practice, where he was a charter fellow since 1972; the American 
Board of Family Practice; the Northampton County Medical 
Society, where he served as president in 1959; the Pennsylvania 
Medical Society, and the American Medical Association. In 1982, 
Oliver was instrumental in the establishment of Slate Belt Medical 
Center, where he served as medical director. He was a member of 
Faith United Presbyterian Church in Pen Argyl, where he served as 
elder, church school teacher, superintendent, choir member, and 
commissioner to Lehigh Presbytery. 

Christian B. Walk Jr. '40 died Aug. 5, 2009, in Boise, Idaho, at the 
age of 91. He was the former regional director of the Northwest 
Region of the Federal Aviation Administration with headquarters 
in Seattle, Wash. Walk was a retired lieutenant colonel from the 
U.S. Air Force and a former captain for Delta Airlines. He was 
an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and 
Astronautics, a member of the Air Force Association, the Retired 
Officers Association, the American Legion of Annville, and the 
First United Methodist Church of Palmyra. Walk was elected to 
LVCs Athletic Hall of Fame in 1986 and into the Susquehanna 
Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. 

Dr. Joe Elvin Conrad '41 died Feb. 23 in Hegins at the age of 92. 

He was a retired captain with the U.S. Army. He served three tours 
of duty as the chief medical officer on three different ships. In 
1947, Conrad began private practice in Schuylkill Haven with a 
concentration on general medicine, minor surgeries, and numerous 
baby deliveries. In 1958, he was board certified in radiology and 
became the chief of radiology at Good Samaritan Hospital in 
Lebanon. He continued in that position until his semi-retirement 
in 1984. During his tenure as chief of radiology, Conrad became 
recognized as one of the leading national experts on "black lung" 
disease. Following his semi-retirement, he continued on staff in the 
radiology department for almost 20 years, retiring at the age of 85. 
Among others, Conrad was a member of the American Medical 
Association, Pan-American Medical Society, American College of 
Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, Roentgen and 
Radium Society, American College of Nuclear Medicine, and the 
American Society of Medical Imaging. 

Joseph W. Fauber '41 died Jan. 19 in Manheim at the age of 89. 

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as a 
first lieutenant navigator with the B-24 Liberator Bomb Group, 
the Flying Tigers, for which he was awarded the Distinguished 
Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Medal with Oak Leaf 
Cluster, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, and the Asiatic Pacific 

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In Memoriam 

Theater Ribbon with Three Bronze Stars. He was the owner of the 
Joseph W. Fauber Public Accounting Office in Manheim for 25 
years before retiring in 1982. Prior to that, Fauber served as the 
band director for the Manheim Central School District, and an 
instrumental music teacher for the Lebanon School District and 
Xavier University in New Orleans, La. He was a member of St. 

Pauls United Church of Christ in Manheim. He served on the 
advisory board for the former Harris Savings Bank and Fulton 
Bank, both in Manheim. Fauber also served as treasurer for the 
Manheim Community Farm Show Association, secretary for the 
board of managers for the Danner Home Manheim, president of 
the Manheim Lions Club, and was a member of the Manheim 

Anna Dunkle Faber McVay '48, Professor Emerita of English 

Dr. Anna B> Dunkle Faber McVay '48, of Harrisburg, professor 
emerita of literature at LVC, died Jan. 21 in Harrisburg. She was 
94 and had been retired from the College since 1976. During 
nearly all of the 22 years she taught at the Valley, from 1954 to 
1976, she was known as Dr. Faber, because she was the wife 
of Capt. Elmer W. Faber '62 of the Pennsylvania State Police, 
whom she met and married shortly after her return to her alma 
mater in 1954 as a member of the English Department. 

In her first semester on the faculty at LVC, she met a new 
student who was destined to become a longtime member of 
the College faculty, Dr. Arthur Ford '59, professor emeritus of 
English. "I first met Ann McVay (Dunkle then) on the first day 
of my freshman year. She was my freshman English teacher 
and subsequently, a lasting influence on my career as a college 
English teacher. I found her then, and later as my colleague, 
to be warm, caring, concerned, and above all a consummate 
teacher. For more than 50 years she was a friend," Ford says. 

The late Dr. George B. Struble, of LVC's English Department, 
served as her longtime mentor and friend, she later wrote to the 
College. Her first husband died in 1973, and three years later, 
she married Max R. McVay. "My greatest accomplishment is 
having become a mother at age 60," she wrote to the College, 
referring to the two step-children from her marriage to McVay. 
She retired from LVC a few months after her wedding, and 
the couple settled in San Bernardino, Calif., where they lived 
for 20 years. They took many vacations on freighters — some 
lasting more than two months. Those trips took them all over the 
world, recalls Glenn H.Woods '51, associate professor emeritus of 
English. He also remembers his colleague as being very helpful 
when he joined the English Department in 1965. 

McVay always maintained a connection to the College as 
a member of the Alumni Association and became a charter 
member of LVC's G.W. Miles Rigor Society for donors in 1985. 
That year, knowing she was missing the retirement festivities 
of some of her LVC colleagues, McVay wrote that she hoped 
their retirements would be as happy as hers. After the death of 
her second husband in 1996, she wrote to the College, "I have 
missed the campus, especially the students, very much and 

hope to come East before long." 
She returned to Harrisburg the 
following year, "primarily to 
get away from the heat," she 
wrote. In Harrisburg, she lived 
in a book-lined apartment with 
splendid views of the city and 
Susquehanna River. 

Anna was born Feb. 16, 
1915, in Steelton, daughter of 
Amos W. and Jennie K. (Barnet) 
Dunkle. She graduated from 
Steelton High School and 
worked as a civilian employee 
of the Signal Corps of the U.S. 
Army and Air Force for five 
years. She attended LVC part- 
time as a commuter majoring in 
English. She was a member of 
LVC's Phi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society. 

In the 1948 Quittapahiila yearbook she is described as "tall 
in form and fair of face ... queenly bearing ... a dazzling smile 
... meticulous in dress ... a good listener ... future Pulitzer 
Prize winner ... nice to know." After graduating from the Valley 
in 1948, McVay worked as an assistant librarian at LVC before 
beginning her graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin. 
In 1950, she earned a master's degree in English there, and 
later returned to Annville to serve another year as an assistant 
librarian before going back to the University of Wisconsin to earn 
her doctorate in English/comparative literature. She did post- 
doctoral work with the British Theatre Association in London and 
at the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, England. 

McVay is survived by her step-daughter, Nancy J. McVay and 
her husband, Thomas J. Kovich of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; 
and a step-son, Thomas R. McVay, and his wife, Hillie, of San 
Clemente, Calif.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Lebanon 
Valley College. 


The valley 

Historical Association. He volunteered with Meals on Wheels in 
the Manheim area and enjoyed playing the tuba for various bands 
and groups throughout Lancaster County. Fauber was predeceased 
by his wife, Margaret "Peg" Boyd Fauber '41, and a brother, 
Lt. Col. Earl B. Fauber '36. Among others, he is survived by a 
daughter, Stephanie J. Fauber '69. 

Dr. Joseph Cary Touchstone '42 died July 26, 2009, in Rosemont 
at the age of 87. He was born in China where, as the result of a 
malaria epidemic, he received large doses of quinine. This caused 
a loss of hearing at a very young age and he was taught to read lips 
rather than sign. 

Catharine Y. Miller '46 died Oct. 8, 2009, in York at the age of 85. 
She was a retired mathematics teacher with York Suburban School 
District. Miller was a member of the National Education Association, 
Pennsylvania State Educators Association, National Council of 
Teachers of Mathematics, and York Suburban Educational Association. 

Evelyn Spitler Wild '47 died Nov. 19, 2009, in Washington Boro 
at the age of 84. She taught music in Heidelberg Township Schools, 
Penn Manor School District, and at Millersville State College. Wild 
was the church organist for St. Paul Lutheran Church in Millersville 
for 23 years, where she organized and directed the bell choir and 
taught Sunday school. She also directed the junior choir. Wild was a 
founder, president, and charter member of the Millersville Woman's 
Club, a member of the Iris Club, and the Millersville Book Club. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Wild '47. 

Harold Wild '47 died Aug. 31, 2009, in Columbia at the age of 
88. He retired in 1980 from the Penn Manor School District 
as the K-12 director of music. Previously, he had been the high 
school band director and instrumental music teacher in the same 
district. Wild played the French horn in the Lancaster Symphony 
Orchestra. While in high school and also while a student at LVC, 
he played French horn with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. 
In 1937, Wild was state champion and the second division winner 
on the national level for a French horn solo competition. He served 
in the U.S. Army's 7th Evacuation Hospital during World War II. 
He participated in the invasion of Luzon at Lingayun Gulf and was 
among the first troops to land in Japan in the army of occupation. 
He was ultimately awarded four bronze stars for his service. Wild 
was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Millersville, where 
he was the senior choir director for 23 years, as well as a Sunday 
school teacher, and member of various committees. He was a 
member of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees and the 
VFW Millersville Post #7294. 

Dr. John A. Detweiler '48 died Dec. 25, 2009, in Florida at the 
age of 85. After completing his residency, he opened a partnership 
in internal medicine in Park Ridge, 111. Detweiler was a founding 
member of Northwest Community Hospital and later chief of 
staff and president of the medical staff. He was a clinical professor 
of medicine at the University of Illinois and also associated with 
Cook County Hospital. Detweiler was board certified in internal 
medicine and served as the head of the Arlington Heights Board of 
Health, overseeing polio vaccinations for more than 1 1 ,000 local 

Dr. Anna Dunkle Faber McVay '48 died Jan. 21 in Harrisburg at 
the age of 94. She was a professor emerita of literature at LVC, 
having retired in 1976. McVay was a member of the alumni 
associations of LVC and the University of Wisconsin, where she 
received her Ph.D. (See obituary on page 40). 

Luther E. Robinson '48 died Dec. 14, 2009, in Arizona at the age 
of 84. A World War II veteran, Robinson retired from Hughes 
Aircraft Company in 1989, and spent his retirement years 
volunteering for Meals on Wheels and St. Josephs Hospital in 
Arizona. He appreciated good music, could fix anything, and loved 

Howard F. Lebegern '49 died Nov. 23, 2009, in Cape Coral, 
Fla., at the age of 82. He retired from General Electric (RCA) 
in Lancaster after 37 years of service as a manager in electronic 
manufacturing. He served in the U.S. Navy in 1945 and 1946. 
Throughout his life, he actively participated in local and state 
politics in Pennsylvania, where he was a state Republican chairman 
and committeeman. Lebegern also served on the Industrial 
Authority of Hempfield Township. All of his adult life, he cheered 
wholeheartedly for LVC sports teams and activities. 

Ernest Shindel '49 died Feb. 15 in Palmyra at the age of 90. He 
received a Purple Heart while serving in the U.S. Army during World 
War II. After retiring from the Mechanicsburg Navy Depot, he formed 
Father and Sons Masons and did odd jobs in the community. Shindel 
was a member of Living Waters Chapel in Lebanon. 

William J. Yingst '49 died Dec. 5, 2009, in Texas. He was a 
U.S. Army veteran of World War II having served in the 106th 
Infantry in the European and American theaters. He was captured 
during the Battle of the Bulge and held as a prisoner of war for 
five months. Yingst worked for the Army and Air Force Exchange 
Service until his retirement in 1982. He was active in the 
Duncanville (Texas) Police Academy, COPS program, and teaching 
55 Alive classes. Yingst was an avid traveler and especially enjoyed 
cruises. Among others, he is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ruth 
Whitman Yingst '48; sister-in-law, Nancy Adams Yingst '48; and 
three brothers; Harold '50, Charles '54, and Ralph '55. He was 
pre-deceased by his father, William Paul Yingst '18, and identical 
twin brother, Paul '48. 


Kathryn Noll Chernich '50 died Aug. 10, 2009, in Lebanon at 
the age of 81. She had been an elementary school teacher with 
the Lebanon School District for more than 35 years. She was a 
member of Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, as well as 
the Order of the Eastern Star, the Order of the Amaranth, and the 
White Shrine of Jerusalem. She was a member of the Pennsylvania 
School Retirees Association and the Lebanon Senior Center. 

Col. Elizabeth "Betty" Eicherly 50 died Feb. 19 in Palmyra 
at the age of 87. She was retired from the U.S. Army and the 
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency in Harrisburg. She 
was a lifetime member of the Shellsville VFW #9639. 

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In Memoriam 

Leroy "Lee" N. Evans Sr. '50 died Sept. 22, 2009, in Levittown 
at the age of 83. He was a veteran of World War II, having served 
as an infantryman, sharp shooter, and bandsman with the 36th 
Division and the 3rd Infantry Division in the European Theater. He 
received a number of combat citations for his service. Evans taught 
instrumental music at Philadelphia's Germantown and George 
Washington high schools for 34 years. He was an avid golfer at the 
Langhorne Country Club and directed several golf groups. 

The Rev. Roger E. Keech '50 died Jan. 7 in Chambersburg at the 
age of 86. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World 
War II as a bomber in the European Theater. Keech also worked at 
various United Methodist churches in Myersville, Md., as well as 
in York and Shippensburg from 1953 until his retirement in June 
1988. During his retirement, he served as conference secretary of 
Global Ministries for several years, visitation pastor at Faith United 
Methodist Church in Waynesboro, and Mission Interpreter of 
General and Conference Boards of Global Ministries. Keech was 
a member of Faith United Methodist Church and participated on 
various conference boards and committees. He was a member of 
the Lions Clubs in both York and Shippensburg; the Boy Scouts of 
America, where he received district awards and the Merit and Silver 
Beaver awards; the York County Pollution Control Board; and the 
North York Zoning Board. He was preceded in death by his wife, 
Ruth Gearhart Keech '48. 

Harry Eugene "Gene" Keller '50 died Jan. 1 1 in Hershey at the age 
of 85. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, receiving 
the Bronze Star. Keller was the owner of Keller Real Estate & 
Insurance in Richland. He was a member of Grace United Church 
of Christ in Richland and was a lifetime and charter member of the 
Richland American Legion, where he had been a past commander. 
Among others, he is survived by a brother, Richard Deitrich '56. 

Doris Eckert Ketner '50 died Dec. 8, 2009, in Cumru Township 
at the age of 82. She taught music in various Berks County school 
districts, including Muhlenberg, Wilson, and Conrad Weiser 
from 1950 to 1960, and in the Reading School District from 
1970 to 1975. She taught piano privately in her home until July 
2009. Ketner was past president of the Reading Music Teachers 
Association and a member of the Pennsylvania and National Music 
Teachers associations and the National Piano Guild. She was an 
elder, former Sunday school teacher, and member of the choir at 
United Church of Christ in Temple. 

John Roger Nilan '50 died Nov. 14, 2009, in Manassas, Va., at the 
age of 91. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the 
Asian Pacific Theater, and had been a member of the Elk's Lodge 
in Fairfax, Va. He retired in 1978 from the National Archives and 
Records Service in Washington, D.C., as a management analyst. 

Rabbi Bernard B. Goldsmith '51 died July 25, 2009, in Rancho 
Bernardo, Calif., at the age of 79. He served as chaplain assistant 
in the U.S. Marine Corps for two years. Goldsmith was a rabbi for 
several congregations since 1964, most recendy at the Temple Sinai 
in Palm Desert where he served from 1990 to 1993. On retiring, 
he moved to San Diego and worked part-time as a chaplain with 
the Veteran Administration Hospital in La Jolla, Calif. 

Richard J. Lukasiewicz '51 died Jan. 3 in Galway, N.Y., at the age 
of 81. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Korea, and 
received a certificate of commendation for his service. Lukasiewicz 
began his career as a high school music teacher and band director 
at the Galway Central School in Galway, N.Y. Several years later, 
he was appointed high school principal and served in that position 
until he retired in 1983. He was a founding member of the Galway 
Lions Club and also served on the Saratoga County Board of 
Cooperative Educational Services for more than a dozen years. 

Dr. John Kozura '52 died Dec. 29, 2009, in Minersville at the 
age of 81 . He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War 
II. He practiced dentistry in Pottsville for many years before 
his retirement. He was a life member of the Independent Hose 
Company, Minersville; the Pottsville Lions Club; the Independent 
Hunting Camp; the Minersville American Legion Post 544; the 
Elks; Yorkville Hose; and the National Rifle Association. 

Frank R. DeAngelis '53 died June 28, 2009, in Summit, N.J., at 
the age of 77. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. DeAngelis was 
a history teacher and head football coach at Orange High School 
and West Orange Mountain High School in N.J. He retired in 
1987. He was a member of the Retired Teachers Association. 

Elizabeth Lower Theophilos '54 died Dec. 30, 2009, in Florida at 
the age of 78. She was a retired school teacher and enjoyed music, 
reading, cooking, tennis, and playing bridge. 

Dr. Carol June Bradley '56 died July 27, 2009, in Buffalo, N.Y., 
at the age of 74. She was associate director of the music library at 
the University of Buffalo (U of B) from 1967 until her retirement 
in 1999. Bradley also was an adjunct professor of information and 
library studies who co-directed the university's double master's 
degree program in music librarianship. She also founded the 
university library's Music Librarianship Archive. Prior to her career 
at U of B, she worked as the librarian of the Drinker Library 
of Choral Music at the Free Library of Philadelphia, the music 
librarian of the U.S. Military Academy, and the music cataloger 
at Vassar College. She was an active member of the Music Library 
Association (MLA) and received the MLA Citation in 2001. In 
2003, the MLA established the Carol June Bradley Award for 
Historical Research in Music Librarianship. She was active in 
the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and 
Documentation Centres (IAML); as well as the Oral History 
Association. Bradley published several books chronicling the 
history of music librarianship and the lives and careers of music 
librarians throughout the country. 

Peter M. Crincoli '56 died Aug. 30, 2009, in Elizabeth, N.J., at the 
age of 75. He was an elementary school teacher with the Newark, 
N.J. public schools for 40 years before his retirement in 1994. 
Crincoli was a member of the Italian American Club in Elizabeth. 
Among others, he is survived by a brother, Michael F. Crincoli '49. 

Jack N. Keefer '56 died Sept. 2, 2009, in Green Village at the age 
of 83. He was an adjunct instructor at the National Fire Academy 
in Emmitsburg, Md„ and an instructor in arson investigation and 
detection for seven years. (Continued on page 45). 



Diane M. Iglesias, Professor of Spanish 

Dr. Diane M. Iglesias of Cleona, professor of Spanish, died suddenly 
at home on Oct. 9 from complications of cancer. Iglesias was 
teaching until about a week before she died, and most people 
in the College community were not aware that she was ill. LVC 
President Stephen C. MacDonald stated at a faculty meeting that 
Iglesias was "a rock of this College" for more than 30 years, a very 
talented teacher, and adds, with regret, that he did not have the 
chance to say goodbye. 

Dr. James Scott, professor emeritus of German and chair of 
the Foreign Languages Department, remembers his longtime 
colleague and friend this way: "Over the years, Diane Iglesias 
built a reputation as an outstanding member of the faculty. As a 
teacher, she engaged her students with her passion for learning 
and her all-surpassing love of Spanish. 

"She had numerous advisees and gave generously of her time 
to help each one overcome the challenges of multiple interests, 
double (and even triple) majors, ending with, 'Yes, I think we can 
work it out so that you can get teaching certification with that 

Iglesias won state and national recognition for her innovative 
teaching methods, which emphasized the ability to communicate 
rather than to simply memorize grammar and tense. Iglesias gave 
in-service workshops to secondary school faculty on teaching 
topics all across the country. She also was in demand in South 
America and Europe for workshops and presentations for her 
expertise on teaching and for her scholarship on topics such as the 
use of humor in medieval and Renaissance Spain, or theater in the 
Golden Age of Spain. 

In 1989, Iglesias was awarded a Sears-Roebuck Foundation 
Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award, and in 
1991, she was one of six Pennsylvania educators awarded the 
Pennsylvania Academy for the Profession of Teaching's Salute to 
Teachers Award. 

"Teaching is an art," she said in the fall 1996 Valley, "and to 
make it look spontaneous and to keep up the level of energy, you 
have to work very hard to engage the student in front of you... It 
requires a tremendous amount of planning..." 

Susan Verhoek, Ph.D., professor emerita of biology, recalls her 
friend as someone who was "a very gracious lady, and I think 
she tried to inculcate that into her classes. She tried to teach her 
students how to behave." Verhoek also remembers Iglesias as 

being very cultured, 
and the consummate 
professional, who during 
the December 2008 
break "attended MLA 
[Modern Language 
Association] meetings 
to interview prospective 
faculty members despite 
knowing she was ill and 
had to leave her family 
over the holidays." 

Iglesias' students 
were deeply involved 
in planning her campus 
memorial service 
on Oct. 15 in Miller 
Chapel. The service was 
coordinated by the College Chaplain, The Rev. Dr. Paul Fullmer. 

Deanne Horst '11 of Lebanon says she was stunned to hear the 
sad news about her professor's death, but took some comfort in a 
song she heard while listening to a Spanish-language radio station. 
She shared the song, Yo Te Extranare (I Will Miss You), with fellow 
students, and asked that it be included in the memorial program 
and service. 

Horst and other students and faculty shared their affection 
and warm memories of their "Doctora" at the service, and in a 
memorial book that was presented to the Iglesias family. Iglesias 
is survived by her husband, Dr. John H. Heffner, professor 
emeritus of philosophy, who taught at the College from 1972 to 
2005, and two children, a daughter, Carolyn, and a son, Andrew. 

Iglesias was born in New York City and received her bachelors 
and masters degrees from Queens College. She earned her 
doctorate from the City University of New York. Before coming 
to LVC, she taught at Wilson College and several colleges in New 
York. In 1993, she received the Thomas RJjys Vickroy Award 
for Distinguished Teaching at LVC. She published numerous 
professional articles, traveled widely, ami was frequently invited 
to speak at academic conferences. She organized workshops 
for teachers, served as translator and interpreter for several 
organizations, and was active in the community as a popular 
speaker and presenter of children's programs. 

SUMMER 2010 


In Memoriam 

Walt Smith '61. Director Emeritus of Special Services 

Walter Lake Smith Jr. '61, FQ3 of Palmyra, 
director emeritus of special services at 
LVC, died suddenly Dec. 7, 2009, at the 
age of 70. Smith retired from the College 
in October after 47 years of service in a 
variety of administrative posts. 

LVC President Stephen C. MacDonald 
says, "Walt Smith spent more than a half 
century at the Valley as a student and an 
employee. The College was his life, he 
would say. This school meant everything 
to him, and he reveled in his knowledge of 
the lore of the place. We have lost a great 
friend and colleague in Walt, and we have 
lost a great repository of the College's history as well." 

Two days before his death, Smith followed his usual routine 
of serving as the public address announcer for LVC's ice hockey 
game at the Hersheypark Arena, with his wife, Elizabeth "Betty" 
Brumbaugh Smith '76 at his side as the official scorekeeper. He 
then dashed over to the GIANT Center to work at the official 
scorer's table between the penalty boxes. He had served as 
an off-ice official for the Hershey Bears for the last 45 seasons, 
working in various capacities, including public address announcer 
at the team's old home at Hersheypark Arena. 

Born on July 18, 1939, Smith was the son of Walter L. Smith Sr. 
and Catharine L. Smith of Pleasantville, N.J. In high school, he won 
awards in music and sports, was the conductor of the Pleasantville 
High School choir, and was a member of New Jersey's All-State 
Choir. He also served as a student assistant for sports information, 
was sports editor of the yearbook, and a member of the band. He 
was manager of his high school baseball team for four years. 
While a student at LVC majoring in music education, Smith 
worked for three-and-a-half years as a student assistant in charge 
of sports publicity and sports statistics for the public relations 
office, managed the baseball team, sang in the College and Chapel 
choirs, and was a member of the Chorus and Glee Clubs. Smith 
was also a member of the L Club and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. 

Gregory Stanson '63, vice president emeritus for enrollment 
and student services, was two years behind Smith at LVC, and 
recalled the upperclassman as a "very, very dear friend" who had 
a large music collection and was "very studious" in addition to 
being "very active" on campus. "He was a very talented guy who 

never wanted praise, never wanted the limelight," Stanson says. 

Smith's involvement as a student led to his being hired as the 
College's assistant director of public relations when he graduated 
in 1961. He was responsible for sports publicity and assisted in 
other publicity as needed. In 1963, the duties of coordinator of 
conferences were added to his responsibilities. 

He was very active in the Centennial Fund Campaign in the 
fall of 1964, and in 1965, Smith was named assistant director of 
development at LVC. In 1967, he earned a master of education 
from Temple University. He served in the Pennsylvania Air National 
Guard from 1961 to 1967, attaining the rank of staff sergeant. In 
1969, he accepted a position as associate director of development 
and director of alumni affairs at Bridgewater College in Virginia, 
but he returned to LVC after 16 months when he was appointed 
director of the college center and coordinator of conferences. 
This time, he remained at the Valley for almost 40 years taking 
on various tasks that suited his many talents. In his most recent 
duties as director of special services, Smith was able to use his 
technical and analytical skills to serve the College in various areas 
including public safety, two-way radios, keys/locks, telephones, 
and passenger vehicles. 

LVC Vice President Robert A. Riley worked with Smith at the 
College for the last 21 years. "No one was more devoted to this 
College than Walt," says Riley. "Time and time again during his 
career he stepped forward to fill an institutional need whenever or 
wherever it occurred." Riley, who also served with Smith on the 
Palmyra school board, notes, "No matter what he put his mind to- 
voluntary or paid-Walt always went above and beyond what was 
expected. It was an honor to work with him and to be able to call 
him a friend." 

Smith was an active and longtime member of First United 
Methodist Church of Palmyra; a member of Keystone Masonic 
Lodge #153 F&AM of Linwood, N.J.; and the Annville American 
Legion Post 559. He was a former vice chair of the Lebanon County 
Republican Committee, was elected as the Palmyra Tax Collector, 
and served on the Council of Boy Scout Troop #477, Palmyra. 

In addition to his wife and son, Walter L. Smith III '03, Smith 
is survived by his brother-in-law, Thomas S. Brumbaugh '83. 
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Palmyra 
Public Library. 

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia held a two-hour memorial concert in 
Smith's honor on May 9 at Kettering Comer Ice Cream Parlor. 



Keefer served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a 
member of the Hershey Lions Club and the Green Twp. Lions Club, 
where he served as president. He was a member of the Pennsylvania 
State Troopers Association, the Association of Retired Police, the 
Fraternal Order of Police, the Cumberland Valley Lodge #315 in 
Shippensburg, and the Harrisburg Consistory. Keefer also was a 
volunteer for Meals on Wheels. 

Mildred Osinski Teitelman '56 died Dec. 31, 2009, at the age of 
75. She worked as a case aide at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, 
Conn., the New York City Youth Board, and the Camden Home 
for Children in Camden, N.J. Teitelman also worked as a medical 
social worker at the Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Stratford, N.J., 
and for the Samaritan Hospice in Marlton, N.J. She was a long- 
time board member of the Camden County YMCA and a member 
of the National Association of Social Workers. Among others, she 
is survived by a son, Stephen A. Teitelman '92. 

Harold "Buddy" Reed Webber f 56 died Aug. 4, 2009, in Towson, 
Md., at the age of 77. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean 
Conflict. Webber was an instrumental music teacher at Lutherville 
Elementary School in Lutherville, Md., and the Pleasant Plains 
Elementary School in Towson, Md., for 10 years. He had also been 
an insurance agent for several insurance companies in Maryland. 
Webber was a member of the Parkville, Md., American Legion, 
played the trumpet in the big band group Sentimental Journey in 
Baltimore, and enjoyed dancing, camping, and traveling. 

Donald S. Burkhart '57 died Aug. 6, 2009, in Harrisburg at the 
age of 73. He was a retired director of service and rehabilitation 
for the Pennsylvania Division of the American Cancer Society in 
Hershey. Burkhart was the pastor for several Evangelical United 
Brethren/Methodist churches in Franklin County and Gettysburg. 
He was the former field director of the Pennsylvania Easter Seal 
Society in Harrisburg. In retirement, Burkhart was a part-time 
courier for Nauman, Smith, Shissler and Hall, LLP, in Harrisburg. 
He was a member of the West Shore Evangelical Free Church in 
Mechanicsburg. Among others, he is survived by his wife, Virginia 
Smedley Burkhart '58. 

Jerry S. Linnekin '58 died Aug. 3, 2009, in St. James City, Fla., at 
the age of 76. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during 
the Korean Conflict on the USS Kula Gulf and the USS Coral Sea. 
Linnekin worked at the Naval Ordnance Laboratory, Goddard 
Space Flight Center, and New York Military Academy, where he 
was first vice president. He received numerous awards as a civilian 
employee of the Navy and NASA. Linnekin was a life member of 
the National Rifle Association, the American Legion, Disabled 
American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and AMVETS. 

Myles L Miller '59 died Nov. 24, 2009, in Carlisle at the age of 
72. During his career Miller was employed by RCA Lancaster 
and SGL Abrasives in Carlisle, and retired from Mold Base 
Industries in Hummelstown. Miller was a member of the Carlisle 
Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. He held a private pilots 
license and enjoyed flying, hunting, fishing, motorcycling, 
traveling, and walking in the mountains. Among others, he is 
survived by brothers, Lyle C. Miller '50 and Mark L. Miller '59. 

Dr. Kenneth R. Orwig '59 died Feb. 12 in Dallastown at the age of 
73. He worked for Caterpillar, Inc., primarily as a metallurgical 
laboratory technician from 1973 until his retirement in 1998. Prior 
to that, Orwig was an instructor of biology at Harpur College 
in Binghamton, N.Y., and an assistant professor of biology at 
Richmond Professional Institute. He achieved the rank of Eagle 
Scout in 1951, and was awarded the Bronze Palm in 1952 and the 
Gold Palm in 1953. Orwig enjoyed sketching, drawing, nature, 
and the outdoors, and was a volunteer at Nixon County Park, 
where he applied his knowledge and expertise in entomology. 
He was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church in 
Dallastown, where he was in the Searchers Sunday school class, and 
served as an usher and on the board of trustees. Among others, he 
is survived by his wife, Marjorie Cook Orwig '60. 


Jean L Kelly Caruth '60 died March 7 in Miamisburg, Ohio, at 
the age of 70. She was a former music teacher at schools in both 
Maryland and Pennsylvania. Caruth also worked as a beauty 
consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics. She lived in Europe for three 
years and did extensive traveling. She was a choir member and 
organist for Central United Methodist Church in Honesdale. 

Marjorie Daniel Edmondson '60 died Oct. 15, 2009, in 
Washington, D.C., at the age of 71. She was a retired travel 
counselor with AAA Auto Club of Central N.J. 

John W. Metka Sr. '60 died Oct. 9, 2009, at the age of 71. He was 
a chemistry teacher for the Marple Newtown School District in 
Newtown for 35 years, retiring in 1998. Metka coached softball 
for more than 20 years and was a member of the American 
Chemical Society, the National Science Teachers Association, the 
National Education Association, the Pennsylvania State Education 
Association, and the Public School Employees' Retirement 
System. He also was a member of Lehigh Lodge #326 Free & 
Accepted Masons, Tall Cedars, High Twelve, the Harrisburg 
Consistory, a board member of the Harrisburg Masonic Learning 
Center for Children, and a member of the Lutheran Church of 
the Holy Spirit in Emmaus. Metka also was a member and past 
president of the Alumni Association at LVC; he started LVC s 
Alumni Ambassadors Program, and was a member of the awards 
committee. Among others, he is survived by a daughter, Deanna 
Metka Quay '84. 

Daniel L Maurer '67 died March 9 in Danville at the age of 64. He 
loved teaching music in both public and private schools, as well as 
giving private lessons. Most of all, he enjoyed playing the trumpet 
with his son at various church functions. Maurer was a member 
of the Herndon camp meeting board and the Twin Pines Bible 
Conference Committee. He also served as official board member, 
lay delegate, steward, Sunday school teacher, and choir member 
at Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church in Ashland. He 
was an avid Penn State and Philadelphia Phillies fan, and loved 
traveling and vacationing. 

SUMMER 2010 


In Memoriam 

Kenneth H. Matz '69 died Jan. 23 in Harrisburg at the age of 
64. He was a news anchor for Philadelphia's Channel 10 News 
for more than five years in the 1990s, and retired to Florida in 
1998. Prior to that, he reported the news on radio stations from 
Reading to Harrisburg to Philadelphia. He started his Philadelphia 
broadcasting career at radio station WIBG-AM, and joined 
KYW NewsRadio in 1976. Matz left radio to start a career in 
television and worked in major markets in Miami, San Francisco, 
Los Angeles, and Baltimore during the next 20 years. He won 
an Emmy Award in 1997 for Best News Anchor, Mid-Atlantic 


Michael L O'Hara 71 died March 9 in Hershey at the age of 61. 
He was a retired math teacher from the Carlisle School District. He 
was a member of USA Dance, and enjoyed ballroom dancing in 
addition to woodworking, gardening, and fishing. Among others, 
he is survived by his wife, Evelyn Nottingham O'Hara '73. 

Robert W. Johnston 73 died Aug. 2, 2009, at the age of 58. 
He was employed at Community College of Allegheny County, 
working in information technology. Johnston was a skilled artisan 
and enjoyed restoring homes from the late 1800s. 

R. Craig Martin 74 died Oct. 29, 2009, in Philadelphia at the 
age of 57. He graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy as a 
cadet captain and commander of the Mounted Battalion. Martin 
was presented the ROTC Medal, which is awarded for leadership, 
soldierly bearing, and excellence, by the Philadelphia Chapter 
Sons of the American Revolution. He was formerly employed 
by Harleysville Insurance Company in Greensboro, N.C., and 
Penn National Insurance Company in Harrisburg. He served as 
a captain in the U.S. Army. Martin was a member of the Robert 
Burns Masonic Lodge Hummelstown American Legion Post 265; 
Greensboro American Post 0053, where he served as chaplain; the 
Blue Mountain Sertoma Club, where he served as treasurer; and 
the Zembo Shriners of Harrisburg. He was a member of the St. 
Andrew Episcopal Church where he sang in a barbershop quartet 
and in the choir. Martin played on one of the first soccer teams at 
LVC and for the Lower Paxton Soccer Associations over-30 team. 
Among others, he is survived by a sister, Sue Martin Bower '67, 
and his former wife, Karen Lee Taber '74. 


Elizabeth Scott Confessore '81 died Aug. 16, 2009, in Brick, 
N.J., at the age of 50. She was employed as a music teacher by the 
Harrison Board of Education for 19 years. She was the director of 
the high school band and chorus, and the music director of the 
high school drama club. Confessore was a member of the Harrison 
Education Association and the New Jersey Education Association. 
She was an avid reader who also enjoyed running, snow skiing, and 
water skiing. 

Dr. Bryan G. Rowe '84 died Sept. 9, 2009, in Ellicott City, Md., at 
the age of 48. An accomplished organ composer and performer, he 
began his piano study at age five and composed his first piece at age 

six. While in secondary school, he received a scholarship to study 
organ at The Peabody Conservatory Preparatory School. He also 
studied at Salisbury Cathedral and Oxford University in England, 
and at The Juilliard School in New York. His anthem, "Beatitudes," 
was written in memory of the victims of the Columbine massacre. 
While playing a tour in Europe, he performed an organ solo in St. 
Pauls Cathedral in London. Nationally, he performed five recitals 
at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., and Crystal 
Cathedral in Garden Gove, Calif, as well as numerous other 
concerts. He produced several CDs of his works. 

Darrell R. Brubaker '08 died Aug. 18, 2009, in Hershey at 
the age of 57. He was employed by the State of Maryland as a 
weatherization specialist. He was an avid jazz fan. 

Friends of the College 

The Rev. Dr. William J. Brown, H.R. f father of William J. Brown, 
Jr. 79, LVC vice president of enrollment, died Nov. 23, 2009, in 
Lancaster at the age of 89. Rev. Brown was executive presbyter 
emeritus of the Presbytery of Donegal, serving from 1964 until his 
retirement in 1990. He continued to actively serve the presbytery 
for 19 years after his retirement. Rev. Brown served four years 
in the U.S. Army during World War II and held degrees from 
Grove City College, the University of Pittsburgh, and Western 
Theological Seminary, as well as receiving an honorary doctor of 
divinity degree from Grove City. 

Rev. Brown served churches in Pittsburgh, Ebensburg, and 
Clearfield before moving to Lancaster in 1964. He was involved 
with the Lancaster County Council of Churches, a member of 
the board of directors for the School District of Lancaster, an 
organizer of the Millersville University Campus Ministry, and 
the chair of the South Central Pennsylvania Heifer International 
Committee. Among others, he is survived by his wife of 58 years, 
Nancy; his son; his grandson, Craig D. Brown '07; and his great- 
granddaughter, Samantha Pabon '13. 

Verlena N. Gamber died Jan. 26 in Cornwall at the age of 93. She 
was retired from the dining hall at LVC with more than 20 years 
of service, and had previously worked for Hershey Foods Corp. 
Gamber was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church in 

Nancy J. Gamble died Nov. 10, 2009, in Lebanon at the age of 
70. She had been a cafeteria cashier at LVC. Gamble was a member 
of St. Mark's United Church of Christ, Lebanon, and the Lebanon 
Chapter #115, Order of the Eastern Star. Among others, she is 
survived by a grandson, Alex Gamble '12. 

Alice Long Kohr died Aug. 1 1, 2009, in Lebanon at the age of 66. 
She had been a secretary in student services from 1989 to 1998. 
Kohr was a member of Tabor United Church of Christ in Lebanon. 
She is predeceased by her parents, Dr. Luther K. Long '38, and 
Lucille Bamberger Long '41. Among others, she is survived by a 
sister, Louise Long Rahalewich '69. 


The Valley 

Nicole Gallo, Student 

From La Vie Collegienne, by Sarah Grodzinski 70* 

Editor's Note: Nicole Gallo, who had completed her freshman year 
as a biology major at Lebanon Valley College, was tragically killed 
by an impaired driver on Aug. 14, 2009. Despite her short time as a 
member of the LVC family, she made a life-long impression on her 
friends and coaches as evidenced by this story and these notes. 

Nicole Gallo was not an average girl. Yes, she went to school, 
played sports, and hung out with friends, but she possessed a 
unique quality-— a characteristic— that set her apart from others. 
This characteristic was apparent to anyone that had crossed 
paths with her, for they, too, were touched by the warmth of her 

Nicole was tragically killed when she was struck by an impaired 
driver while walking outside the Delaware County Memorial 
Hospital. The woman driving the vehicle is serving up to seven 
years in state prison. 

It is a shame for those who never met Nicole, because her 
classmates, friends, and fellow athletes could not fathom a life 
without knowing her. Individuals that knew her were blessed 
because of the genuine compassion and enthusiasm that she 
displayed in everything she did. As a student and member of the 
track team, Gallo was always cheerful and positive. 

She had a favorite saying which she always quoted, "Put it in a 
bubble and blow it away." 

"It means if you had anything that was bad or really bothering 
you to just put it in a bubble and blow it away because life is 
always going to get better," explains close friend, Jerome Duncan. 
"It actually works," says friend, Johanna Walker '12. 

There is no doubt that this girl was loved by many people. 
The day after the accident, a "RIP Nicole Gallo" Facebook group 
was created in her honor, which now has nearly two thousand 
members. There were more than 1,200 people at her viewing, 
which lasted until midnight, and at her funeral the next day. The 
LVC track team dedicated the season to Nicole and one of her 
friends since elementary school, Kayly Kercy, wrote a song, 
"Nicole's Song," for her and posted it on YouTube. Also at LVC, 
Kenda Huffman '11 and Jen Evans, director of student activities, 
designed and sold memorial t-shirts to benefit the Sunshine 
Scholarship Foundation. The shirts featured a beautiful picture of 
Nicole standing at the entrance gate of the Peace Garden. 

A campus memorial service was held 
in the chapel on Aug. 27, 2009, led by 
Chaplain Fullmer. Following the service, 
Nicole's parents, some of her closest 
LVC friends, and the chaplain blew 
bubbles in the Peace Garden and ate 
"chicken fingers" in the dining hall in 
her memory. The Sunshine Scholarship 
Fund in memory of Nicole Gallo was 
established by Nicole's parents, Donna 
and Stephen, at Archbishop Prendergast 
where she graduated from high school. 

Addendum: The College's track and 
field teams wore navy armbands with Nicole's initials in lime green 
(her favorite color) for every meet this season. According to Head 
Coach Melissa Weidler, "We wore the armbands to celebrate 
Nicole's life and to keep her with us in our thoughts and prayers." 
The team also helped raise money for the Sunshine Foundation. 
In January, the track teams hosted a "Bring Your Kid to the Game" 
day with the ice hockey team. Track athletes hosted tables for face 
painting and bracelet and card making for children at St. Jude's 
Hospital to raise almost $1,000 forThe Sunshine Scholarship Fund. 

During the week of April 12, the teams collected donations 
for the foundation and they held a "Wear Green Day" in Nicole's 
memory. In honor of another of Nicole's favorites, butterflies, 
students and friends colored paper butterflies for display on 
campus. Nicole's family released 100 butterflies at her funeral. 

Weidler notes, "Although Nicole is no longer with us in body, 
her spirit lives on. We talk about her often and miss her beautiful 
smile and contagious personality. She is sorely missed; but, we 
know she would want us to be successful. The team worked hard 
in her honor this season. We will always remember, celebrate, 
and cherish the life she lived with us at LVC. We know our 
little angel looks over us and we want her to be proud of our 
accomplishmen ts." 

*The article was updated to reflect additional information since it 
was written last fall. 

SUMMER 2010 


Summer Experiences 2010 

What are students doing during their summer vacations? No need to wait 
until September. Visit and read their summer blogs today. 

Abby Irwin '10, Perugia, Italy Chris DeLorenzo '10, Coroico, Bolivia 

Graduating with the LVC Class of 2010, Abby recently Chris will spend about five months teaching English and 

earned her bachelor of science in psychology and a bache- managing the language lab and English club at the Unidad 

lor of arts in music performance (voice). She is now study- Academica Campesina-Carmen Pampa, a small rural col- 

ing abroad with the six-week summer program in Italy. lege in the foothills of the Bolivian Andes. 

Greg Kennelty '12, South Belmar/Lake Como, NJ. 

An English communications major, Greg is interning at 
WRAT Radio in Lake Como, NJ. this summer. Greg is 
also the chairperson of WLVC Radio and a technician for 
media services on campus. 

Rosemary Bucher '14, Palmyra, Pa. 

A fourth generation Dutchman, Rosemary is preparing for 
her freshman year at LVC. A digital communications and 
music performance (voice) double major, read her sum- 
mer journey as she becomes a Dutchman in her own right. 

Katie Deppen '13, Germany 

An early childhood major, Katie is spending the summer 
traveling around Germany. She will be teaching German 
students English through YoYo Camps. 

Angel Walker '14, Wilmington, Del. 

Having just graduated high school, Angel shares his sum- 
mer experience of working in Dallas, Texas before heading 
to Annville as a math secondary education major. 

Coming This Fall 

In addition to news, photos, and the online companion to The Volley, there's 

still more to come at 

The L-Online 

In addition to a comprehensive history of LVC, the L-Online will 
include information on College traditions, lore, and buildings. 

A Virtual Tour of Lebanon Valley College 

Created with students from the Valley's Digital Communications 
Department, the vitural tour with provide a first look at LVC's 
spacious campus and academic buildings and include video 
descriptions hosted by LVC students. 


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ve one of the greatest sports on the planet; unfortunately, it also is one of the most expensive. 
My financial limitations, due to my parent's divorce and loss of our home, did not allow me to meet 
the high cost of ice hockey gear, travel, and ice time. So, I stopped playing the sport competitively, 
gave up my dream of playing professionally, and instead focused on a career that would enable me 
to help people and my family. Now, thanks to you, I'm working toward my dream of one day owning 
a physical therapy clinic. 

Since I was 17, I've been financially independent and working to provide for myself. I knew I wanted 
to go to college, but I was unsure of how to do it on my own. Through your generous gifts to The 
Valley Fund, you're helping to make my dream become a reality. Your support funds the Vickroy 
Scholarship that provides 50 percent of my tuition. I am inspired every day to work hard because 
people like you believe in me. Not only have you helped make my career dreams become a reality, 
you also have helped me find my true home at LVC. 

Thank you, your gifts will continue to allow me and many other students to achieve our dreams. 

To make your gift, call 1.866.GIVE.LVC, use the enclosed return envelope, 
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this summer for more 

The Classes of 2000 and 2005 will cel- 
ebrate reunions during the Post-Game 
Tent Party and numerous activities are 
being planned for graduates of all class- 
es. The Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner and 
Induction Ceremony, Parent's Breakfast 
Ghost Tour, and Post-Game Tent Party 
are all on the schedule, as well as several 
home athletic contests.